Tocotrienals - Creamy Vitamin E
Tocotrienals - Creamy Vitamin E
Tocos ultimate skin care is most famous as a super-rich source of fat-soluble natural vitamin E, which is widely recognized as being exceptional for connective tissue and skin. An excellent addition to smoothies, elixirs, coffee, tea or any creamy potion. Its rich, delicious flavor is similar to Vanilla Ice Cream.
Serving Size: Add 2 tablespoons to water, juice, coffee, tea, nut milk, or use as a creamy ingredient in your smoothies.
Servings per container: 22
Ingredients: Rice Bran Solubles
Nutrition: The varieties of Tocopheranols and Tocotrienols in this batch of Tocos contain naturally occurring Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Biotin, Choline, and Inositol. It also contains naturally occurring Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Iodine and other Trace Minerals.
Tocos, short for tocotrienols, is a fat-soluble relative of Vitamin E that's commonly found in certain oils, rice, wheat, barley, rye, and oats. Without vitamin E the body cannot reproduce. A study performed in 1922 showed that rats whose diet was devoid of vitamin E became infertile. Once they were given wheat germ oil (rich in vitamin E) as part of their diet, the rat’s fertility was restored. Today, research shows vitamin E is essential in protecting and improving cellular health. Each and every part of the body is made up of trillions of cells, including the reproductive organs, the egg and the sperm.
Alpha-tocopherol is the chemical name for the most active form of vitamin E. The term tocopherol comes from the Greek words tokos, which means “offspring,” and phero, which means “to bear”. While tocopherols are one part of vitamin E, tocotrienols are the other part, and there is substantial evidence that tocotrienols may be more efficient free radical scavengers in cell membranes than the corresponding tocopherols. Tocotrienols were found by scientists from the University of California Berkely to have 40 to 60 times more powerful antioxidation properties in cells or biological systems than tocopherol.
Primary Benefits of Vitamin E
Increased Thickness For Thin Uterine Lining
A study published by Fertility and Sterility in April, 2010, showed that vitamin E supplementation may aid in increasing the thickness of the endometrium in women with thin uterine lining <8mm. Researchers wanted to see if these supplement could increase uterine radial artery (uRA) blood flow. Results showed vit. E given at 600mg a day increased uRA in 72% of patients and endometrial thickness (EM) in 52% of patients.
Improved Sperm Health and Motility, Reduction in Miscarriage
Studies have shown that vitamin E increases sperm health and motility. In one study it was shown that sperm motility, percent of live sperm, and percent of normal spermatozoa all increased with the supplementation of vitamin E and selenium.
As mentioned previously, a study performed on rats whose diet was devoid of vitamin E, showed those rats to become infertile. This study showed male rat’s sperm became immobile and female rats had a higher rate of miscarriages than rats who were not vitamin E deficient. The rats were then given wheat germ oil which is high in vitamin E and their fertility was completely restored.
Improved Glucose Metabolism and Insulin Activity for PCOS and Diabetes
Oxidative stress is a major concern for women who are trying to conceive and have either insulin resistant PCOS or diabetes. Vitamin E supplementation has been shown to improve insulin action. One study showed that non-insulin taking, otherwise healthy diabetics who took 1,310 IU of vitamin E for 4 months had improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. The researchers conclusion was that the vitamin E supplementation reduces oxidative stress, improving cell membrane physical characteristics and related activities in the transport of glucose. Speak with your doctor prior to using vitamin E at higher levels as part of a diabetes management plan.
Reduction in PMS Symptoms and Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Several double-blind clinical studies have been performed on vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) supplementation for the reduction of fibrocystic breast disease and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Premenstrual syndrome is cyclic and comes with many uncomfortable symptoms including, painful swelling of the breasts, bloating, water retention, cramping, headache, dizziness, foggy thinking, irritability and depression. Fibrocystic breast disease are benign tumors of the breast and often become painful and swollen with the onset of menstruation.
These studies indicate that women given 600 IU of vitamin E per day had a reduction in overall PMS symptoms, particularly fibrocystic breast disease. It appears the vitamin E normalizes hormone levels in both PMS and FBD patients.
Increased Success Rate for IVF
In another study, it has been shown that men who prepared with vitamin E prior to IVF treatment, with their partners, had an increase in rate of fertilization from 19% to 29%.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.