Navigation Links
Natural vitamin E tocotrienol reaches blood at protective levels

Two recent studies offer new evidence suggesting an alternative form of natural vitamin E can be taken by mouth and will reach the blood in humans at levels determined to protect against stroke and other diseases.

Vitamin E occurs naturally in eight different forms. The primary vitamin E on drugstore shelves is called tocopherol, or TCP. But another natural form of vitamin E surfacing as a potent neuroprotective agent in repeated Ohio State University Medical Center studies is tocotrienol, or TCT.

This form, while not abundant in the American diet, occurs naturally in palm oil; this vegetable oil is increasingly used in prepared foods because it has no trans fat.

In the first study of this form of the nutritional supplement in humans, Ohio State researchers determined that a moderate dose of tocotrienol reached concentrations in human blood plasma that would be more than adequate to protect against neurological damage that follows stroke. These findings were published in the May issue of the journal Antioxidants & Redox Signaling.

In a separate study, the scientists determined that TCT is effective at two concentrations, one at which it functions as an antioxidant, and another, lower concentration at which the supplement offers non-antioxidant protection. Both functions of TCT are directed against neurodegeneration. These findings were published June 26 in an online edition of the Journal of Neurochemistry.

"We have determined that when administered orally, tocotrienol can reach concentrations needed to serve these dual protective functions," said Chandan Sen, professor and vice chair of surgery, deputy director of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at OSU, and senior author of both studies. "It is a regular dietary ingredient in Asia, so it can safely be a part of a daily diet within prepared foods or as a supplement in the United States . Can it be therapeutically used to prevent stroke? Results from an
'"/>

Source:Ohio State University


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Genetically Modified Natural Killer Immune Cells Attack, Kill Leukemia Cells
2. Natural Killers Could Lead to New Hepatitis Treatments
3. Natural tumor suppressor in body discovered by UCSD medical researchers
4. Naturally occurring asbestos linked to lung cancer
5. Natural compound from pond scum shows potential activity against Alzheimers
6. Natural selection at single gene demonstrated
7. Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics
8. Natural protein stops deadly human brain cancer in mice
9. Natural anti-viral enzyme helps keep cancer cells alive, researchers find
10. Natural polyester makes new sutures stronger, safer
11. Natural gut hormone offers hope for new obesity drug
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Natural vitamin tocotrienol reaches blood protective levels

(Date:9/18/2014)... of carbon and nitrogen comprise all spheres of ... systems have caused imbalances and perturbations that resulted ... Increased GHGs result in climate changes which influence ... and the atmosphere. Understanding these feedback mechanisms has ... environmental science during the past three decades. , ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... has found clownfish larvae can swim up to 400 kilometres ... to cope with environmental change. , Clownfish spend their entire ... as babies they must wander the open ocean, says study ... for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University. ... but now we,ve been given a rare glimpse into how ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... student have designed a device based on a shorebird,s ... dew., The device could provide water in drought-stricken areas ... Luo, professor in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, ... of Engineering department, published "Bioinspired Plate-Based Fog Collectors" in ... Applied Materials & Interfaces journal. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Greenhouse gas research enters a new era 2Nemo's epic journey to find a new home 2Shorebird's beak inspires UT Arlington research on water collection 2
... (Santa Barbara, Calif.) A newly discovered species of monitor ... in the journal Zootaxa this week by a ... Sam Sweet, a professor in the department of Ecology, ... graduate student at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland, are ...
... live in the nicest possible house, ideally with regular ... School of Arts and Sciences and the New England ... improved housing using previously unknown social networking skills. ... models to uncover some surprising new tricks that could ...
... MD The Genetics Society of America is pleased ... for poster awards at the 51st Annual Drosophila Research ... selected for first, second and third place awards for ... This was the first time that undergraduate student research ...
Cached Biology News:New monitor lizard discovered in Indonesia 2Social networking helps hermit crabs find homes 2Social networking helps hermit crabs find homes 3Genetics Society of America announces award recipients at 51st Annual Drosophila Conference 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... LOUIS , Sept. 18, 2014   ... announced today it has entered into a new ... (U-M) Medical School,s Vector Core. Under the partnership, ... CRISPR technology, experimental design consultation, and dedicated gene ... to accelerate gene editing-based research at the U-M ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 SeqLL Inc., the owner ... announced today the closing of a $1M Series-A ... Genomic Diagnostic Technologies, will increase the power of ... Founded in March 2013 by Daniel Jones, a ... Helicos BioSciences, SeqLL has continued to offer Helicos’ ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... a research lab can be pretty expensive. Now a ... has published an open-source library of designs that will ... piece of equipment: the syringe pump. , Syringe pumps ... for drug delivery or mixing chemicals in a reaction. ... dollars. , Joshua Pearce and his team of Michigan ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... new microscopy technology that allows them to view ... , Dubbed "Complementation Activated Light Microscopy" (CALM), the ... order of magnitude finer than conventional optical microscopy, ... at the nanometer scale. , In a paper ... , the researchers behind CALM used it to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sigma-Aldrich, University of Michigan Medical School Establish CRISPR Core Lab Partnership 2Sigma-Aldrich, University of Michigan Medical School Establish CRISPR Core Lab Partnership 3Sigma-Aldrich, University of Michigan Medical School Establish CRISPR Core Lab Partnership 4SeqLL Closes Series-A Funding Round for Expansion of Single Molecule Sequencing 2Doing science just got cheaper -- and faster 2Scientists pioneer microscopy technique that yields fresh data on muscular dystrophy 2
... already. The first half stock market doesn't look pretty! The Dow ... up twice that level but took a tumble in May falling ... NASDAQ has really taken a hit in these first 6 months, ... increases, once again surpassing the $3/gallon level. This time, surprisingly, American ...
... one area biotech has resulted in a vertical move, but ... , ,And while GWC Technologies , a maker of ... not yet in the penthouse, the early-growth comany recently settled ... to president and CEO Tim Burland. , ,GWC, which was ...
... Milwaukee, Wis. - A Milwaukee-area producer of brain ... help expand its market share, and it did not ... , a company specializing in functional magnetic resonance imaging ... with Racine-based Ad-Tech Medical Instrument Co. to ...
Cached Biology Technology:First half of 2006 roundup: Big Pharma trumps biotech 2First half of 2006 roundup: Big Pharma trumps biotech 3First half of 2006 roundup: Big Pharma trumps biotech 4First half of 2006 roundup: Big Pharma trumps biotech 5First half of 2006 roundup: Big Pharma trumps biotech 6Madison biotech continues its climb 2Madison biotech continues its climb 3Madison biotech continues its climb 4