What Are The Uses Of Tocotrienols?
Tocotrienols are found in vitamin E and are often found in rice bran oil and palm oil. They are of four types (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta). They are widely used in supplement form. They:
- Prevent cancer, stroke-related brain damage, new fat deposits in the body.
- Improve lipid profile by lowering high cholesterol levels and increasing essential low-density lipids.
- Reduce homocysteine (amino acid that alters adenosine), atherosclerotic lesions (build-up of fats and cholesterol etc in and on the artery walls), blood glucose levels
- Help in resistance to blood flow (ischemia) which leads to stroke.
- Improve metabolic syndrome, heart muscle function, and glucose and insulin tolerance.
- Regulate blood pressure
- Treat Alzheimer’s disease, clogged arteries, familial dysautonomia (genetic disorder), and kidney failure.
- Heal sunburns, scars, promote hair growth, reduce aging
What Are The Side Effects Of Tocotrienols?
Tocotrienols are usually safe, but in cases like an overdose, it may cause contact dermatitis. Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.
What Are The Contraindications Of Tocotrienols?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity towards tocotrienols or any other allergies.
- Diabetes, any recent surgery