FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- May be beneficial for fatty build-up in the liver.
- Powerful antioxidant for cell protection.
- Beneficial for a healthy chronic inflammatiory response.
- Supports heart health and healthy cholesterol levels.
- Eyes and bone health.
Annatto-E™ 150 is a unique tocopherol-free, tocotrienols-only product, featuring tocotrienols sourced from the annatto tree.
Annatto is the richest known source of tocotrienols, containing 100% tocotrienols (90% delta and 10% gamma isomers), with no tocopherols.
Tocotrienols are a group of chemical that also belong to the Vitamin E family.
Annatto-E™ 150 contains 150 mg per softgel of delta/gamma tocotrienols. Commercial vitamin E supplements are typically rich in tocopherols and low or absent in tocotrienols; however, tocotrienol fractions have unique beneficial effects across a variety of tissues that make them desirable for supporting many aspects of health.
Tocotrienols have shown impressive effects in supporting cardiovascular health, particularly with regard to influencing healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They may also be beneficial for a healthy inflammatory response, and chronic inflammation is a factor in damage to the cardiovascular system. Related to their effects on healthy blood vessel function, tocotrienols also support healthy blood pressure.*
Owing to their positive influence on lipids (fats in the blood), tocotrienols may be beneficial for those with a buildup of fat in the liver, as well as those who need help managing blood sugar and insulin levels. New research also suggests tocotrienols may be a valuable addition to the supplement regimens of those who need nutritional support for strong, healthy bones.*
Perhaps the best known role for the vitamin E complex is as an antioxidant. Tocopherols have antioxidant effects, but tocotrienols are more potent at protecting against cellular damage from harmful free radicals. The powerful antioxidant function of tocotrienols has been demonstrated in studies of skin and eye health, where damage from oxidation can lead to premature aging of the skin and compromised visual acuity. Abnormal growth of blood vessels in the eyes can also lead to vision problems. Tocotrienols have been shown to help reduce this.*
Why No Tocopherols?
Supplements claiming to contain “vitamin E” are often only alpha-tocopherol. While alpha-tocopherol has beneficial effects of its own, it has been shown to interfere with the positive effects of tocotrienols, and it also inhibits absorption of tocotrienols and causes them to break down faster. For this reason, it’s best to take tocotrienols by themselves, and if you take other supplements that contain alpha-tocopherol, it’s recommended to separate tocotrienol and tocopherol supplementation by at least 6 hours.
Active ingredient per soft gel:
Vitamin E Isomers (as delta and gamma tocotrienols) 150mg
Other ingredients: Bovine gelatin, water, glycerine.
Dairy free, gluten free, soy free and non GMO.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 soft gel per day, or as directed by your healthcare professional.