Move over tocopherol. There's a new form of Vitamin E in town. And its name is tocotrienol.
Vitamin E is pretty familiar to many of us. But apparently we've only gotten to know one side of the family. And, it's possible the best was saved for last.
Tocopherols and tocotrienols are both forms of Vitamin E. Both tocopherols and tocotrienols provide antioxidant power. But though they're one big happy family, there's one major difference between tocopherols and tocotrienols.
Tocotrienols are about 50 times stronger than tocopherols as antioxidants. So why are we only hearing about this supernutrient now? Well, it only comes in palm fruit oil.
"Palm fruit oil is composed of 30 percent tocopherols and 70 percent tocotrienols. The oil is extracted from the fleshy mesocarp of the palm fruit, and is useful in a myriad of food preparations. It is said to be the most widely used oil in the world, perhaps because it is more heat stable than other vegetable oils and provides superior taste and texture qualities."
Palm fruit oil improves circulation and reduces clotting. It enhances the immune system. It's good for bones and teeth. Palm fruit oil enhances brain function.
Look for virgin red palm oil for greatest health benefits.