Delta-Fraction Tocotrienols contain delta- and gamma-tocotrienols. Along with tocopherols, tocotrienols are part of the vitamin E family. They are important oil-soluble antioxidants, crucial to the protection of fats, oils, and cell membranes against free radical damage.* Free radicals are reactive oxygen compounds generated by our normal biological processes and by exposure to ultraviolet radiation, pollution, cigarette smoke, and other environmental and biological stress factors. High levels of free radicals can break down cell membranes and damage cell DNA. Tocotrienols may potentially support endothelial functions and overall cardiovascular health in other ways, including supporting healthy levels of thromboxane, adhesion molecules, and C-reactive protein (CRP).* Tocotrienols do not lower plasma coenzyme Q10, but instead, increase it.*
|Serving Size: 1 SoftGel||
Amount Per Serving
|Tocotrienols (as DeltaGOLD® containing 90% delta-tocotrienol and 10% gamma-tocotrienol)||125 mg|
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, purified water.
As a dietary supplement, 1 softgel daily with an evening meal, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Higher doses (2 or 3 softgels) may be taken in divided doses.
Tocotrienols have been shown to strengthen arterial walls, and to support blood flow through arteries (coronary, carotid, and peripheral).* Tocotrienols help prevent the
oxidation of LDL cholesterol, and some studies suggest that tocotrienols may prevent cholesterol oxidation more effectively than tocopherols.* Unlike tocopherols, deltaand gamma-tocotrienols also support healthy levels of cholesterol within normal levels, including total and LDL cholesterol.* Tocotrienols have an inhibitory effect on HMGCoA reductase, the liver enzyme that is critical to the rate at which cholesterol is synthesized.
Preliminary research suggests that delta-tocotrienol may potentially enhance insulin function, including insulin sensitivity.* Research also suggests that tocotrienols may offer some protection from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation,
working synergistically with tocopherols and helping preserve tocopherols in skin cells.*