Tocotrienols Linked With Improved Metabolic Syndrome

636100529207505378bloodtest.jpg

21 Sep 2016 --- ExcelVite has revealed a new human clinical study uncovering a link between its patented product, EVNol SupraBio, and reduction of LDL-cholesterol, diastolic blood pressure and inflammatory markers such as Interlukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) among metabolic syndrome subjects. 

The study randomized 70 adults with metabolic syndrome aged 20-60 years old, to receive either EVNol SupraBio, a bio-enhanced full spectrum palm tocotrienol/tocopherol complex or placebo for 16 weeks. 

Researchers examined at baseline, anthropometric tests, body composition, dietary intake, physical activeness and blood pressure at week 8 and week 16. 

Whereas blood cholesterol and inflammatory markers were determined at baseline and week 16, when compared to baseline, subjects supplemented with tocotrienols showed significant reduction of 13.9% and 10.6% for IL-6 and TNF-α inflammatory markers respectively.

Additionally, the diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol also showed reduction by 5.4%, 4.6% and 5.3% respectively. 

“Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors and we are thrilled to know that subjects supplemented with EVNol SupraBio maintained a healthy range of cholesterol and blood pressure,” said CheeYen Lau, Nutritionist of ExcelVite Sdn. Bhd. 

“To date, this is the first study to show that supplementation with tocotrienol attenuates the production of inflammatory markers such as IL-6 and TNF-α in metabolic syndrome subjects. Both IL-6 and TNF-α are strongly associated with obesity-induced inflammatory process, which constitutes the main contributing factor to metabolic syndrome.” 

Lau discussed the benefits of the supplement, adding,“Tocotrienol is scarce in nature. Therefore, it is highly recommended to consume food or beverages fortified with tocotrienol or dietary supplements to attain the biological effective dosage for health maintenance. One drawback about tocotrienol is that, being a fat-soluble compound, tocotrienol has been proven to have erratic and poor absorption in humans. As such, high concentration or dosage of tocotrienol (from a regular oil extract) may not confer the intended health benefits if the tocotrienols are not being absorbed.”

“EVNol SupraBio- a patented bio-enhanced natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex was developed to ensure increased oral absorption of each tocotrienol isoforms of up to 300% when compared to regular tocotrienol oil extract,” explained Lau.

“In this regard, EVNol SupraBio achieves therapeutic blood level at a lower dosage of supplementation, and thereby delivering tocotrienols to cells effectively for their health beneficial properties.” Lau added.

Related Articles

Nutrition & Health News

Vegan diet improves diabetes markers in overweight adults: study

16 Feb 2018 --- A plant-based diet improves beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity in overweight adults with no history of diabetes, according to a new study published in Nutrients by researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Measuring the function of beta cells, which store and release insulin, can help assess future type 2 diabetes risk.

Nutrition & Health News

Bridging the fiber gap: Tereos launches website on dietary fiber

13 Feb 2018 --- Consuming an adequate amount of fiber plays an important role in a wide range of health-related issues, by helping to reduce obesity, improve cholesterol and glycemic index levels and contribute to weight management. To educate consumers about dietary fibers, Tereos has launched a new website, which it says makes it easy to understand the company's Actilight fiber ingredient, its benefits and origin. 

Nutrition & Health News

Crash diets: Stern warning for heart disease patients

02 Feb 2018 --- Crash diets can cause a transient deterioration in heart function, according to research presented at CMR 2018*. Patients with heart disease are therefore being urged to seek medical advice before adopting a very low-calorie diet.

Nutrition & Health News

Cream of the crop: Nutritionally speaking, soy milk is the best plant-based milk, research says

30 Jan 2018 --- A new study from McGill University has looked at the four most-commonly consumed types of milk beverages from plant sources around the world – almond milk, soy milk, rice milk and coconut milk – and compared their nutritional values with those of cow's milk. After cow's milk, which is still the most nutritious, soy milk comes out a clear winner.

Nutrition & Health News

Dietary fiber protects against obesity and metabolic syndrome, study finds

23 Jan 2018 --- Consumption of dietary fiber can prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome and adverse changes in the intestine by promoting growth of "good" bacteria in the colon, according to a study led by Georgia State University. The researchers found enriching the diet of mice with the fermentable fiber inulin prevented metabolic syndrome that is induced by a high-fat diet, and they identified specifically how this occurs in the body.

More Articles
URL : http://www.nutritioninsight.com:80/news/tocotrienols-linked-with-improved-metabolic-syndrome.html