Vitamin E


June 22, 2014
The Star

Rising star in our palms
Research has shown that palm tocotrienols could be used as a long-term supplement to protect brain cells and may help minimise brain cell injuries, especially a stroke.

Feb 1, 2013

Why You Should Give Red Palm Oil a Try
The health benefits of olive oil have been touted for many hundreds of years. More recently, coconut oil has become all the rage and hailed by many as the king of oils. But,whatever oil you choose – whether it’s olive, coconut, almond, canola, peanut, safflower, walnut, or even avocado oil – none compare to the powerful nutritional virtues of virgin organic red palm fruit oil.

May 3, 2011

Antioxidants may reduce trans fat levels in edible oils: Study
The addition of antioxidants to oils may control the formation of trans-fats during the processing and heating of edible oils, according to new research.

October 17, 2011

Consumers seek healthy fats as low-fat trend fades
Consumers are beginning to reject low-fat diets as they become better informed of the health benefits of certain fats and oils, according to new research from Packaged Facts.

October 3, 2011

Danish fat tax divides UK opinion
News that Denmark is to become the first country in the world to introduce a tax on foods with saturated fat, in a bid to foster healthy eating, has sharply divided British opinion.

Olive live oil and palm olein are equally beneficial against coronary heart disease risk
Olive oil is touted as the gold standard among all edible oils today; a reputation that has been gained primarily from its association of a lower incidence of heart disease among the Mediterranean populations.

August 23, 2010

Red palm oil shows functional chocolate potential
Adding red palm olein to chocolate spread could boost its antioxidant power and nutrient availability, according to new research published in the journal Food Chemistry.

Coconut Research Center
Dr Bruce Fife

RED PALM OIL: A Daily Dose of Vitamins from A Cooking Oil
Palm oil, particularly virgin or “red” palm oil, is a traditional fat that has been a part of the human diet for at least 5000 years. For generations red palm oil has been revered as both a nutritious food and a valuable medicine.

Vitamin E

February 26, 2012
The Star

Exciting developments
The latest research on vitamin E is looking at the lesser-known forms of the vitamin, namely tocotrienols.

February 15, 2012

Study supports vitamin E tocotrienol uptake in tissues
Oral supplementation with a blend of tocotrienols does produce marked increases in vitamin E levels in key tissues and organs, according to a new study.

January 24, 2012

Study suggests vitamin E is the answer to reducing photo-induced skin damage
Italian scientists have found that the use of a new topical formulation containing vitamin E is effective and shows promise in reducing photo-induced damage.

June 29, 2011

Vitamin E tocotrienols show cholesterol benefits for healthy adults: Study
Vitamin E tocotrienol-rich supplements may improve blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease, especially in people over 50, says a new study from Malaysia.

June 13, 2011

Vitamin E supplements may reduce lung disease risk: Cornell study
Daily supplementation with vitamin E may reduce the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by about 10 per cent in women over 45, says a study from Cornell University.

May 9, 2011

Vitamin E tocotrienols may reduce cholesterol: RCT data
Supplements containing a mixture of tocotrienols – forms of vitamin E – may reduce cholesterol levels by about 15 percent in people with raised cholesterol, says a new study from Malaysia.

November 8, 2010

Supply: The varied sources of vitamin E tocotrienol
In the third part of our series on vitamin E tocotrienols, we look at the supply, and the sources for today’s ingredients, from rice bran oil to palm oil, and the newest entrant – annatto.

November 5, 2010

Differentiation key to vitamin E tocotrienol success
In the second part of our special series on tocotrienols, NutraIngredients looks at the current state of the market, and where the opportunities lie for the future.

October 27, 2010

Vitamin E tocotrienols show immune boosting potential
Daily supplements rich in vitamin E tocotrienols may boost the immune response and immune function in healthy women following a vaccination.

June 10, 2010

Vitamin E shows immune boosting potential: Study
Tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E, may enhance the function of immune cells and help ensure healthy immune function as we age, suggests new data from Tufts University.


October 6, 2011

Nielsen poll indicates global preference for natural food colours
Consumers globally prefer natural over artificial colours, claims a survey of 5,000 respondents in 10 countries worldwide that Chr. Hansen commissioned from consumer research group Nielsen.

October 29, 2010

Healthy, natural food demand drives carotenoids market: GIA report
Strong growth is expected in the global carotenoids market due to increased research into health benefits and consumer interest in natural foods, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA).

January 26, 2011

Vitamin A-fortified oil campaign launched in Indonesia
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has launched a “major multi-sector partnership” to provide vitamin A-fortified vegetable oil to 80 per cent of Indonesia’s 230m inhabitants.


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