Brand: Life Extension Foundation Buyer's Club
|FROM A LIFE EXTENSION SPECIAL REPORT,
What's Wrong With Vitamin E?,
by Karin Granstrom Jordan, M.D. :
"There's nothing wrong with vitamin E. Dr. Jordan's point is that there's something missing from most vitamin E supplements. Vitamin E is composed of eight known fractions, but your typical vitamin E supplement contains only one of them, alpha tocopherol. A few brands contain four fractions, identified as mixed tocopherols. What's missing from almost all vitamin E supplements are the four known fractions called tocotrienols.
"Most vitamin E supplements consist primarily of alpha tocopherol . Recent studies indicate that a lot more than alpha tocopherol is needed to protect against degenerative disease.
"To obtain optimal health benefits from vitamin E, a mixture of tocopherols and tocotrienols are required. Some of the functions of these vitamin E fractions are similar while others are completely different. When taken together, these various forms of vitamin E work synergistically as a team to provide maximum benefits."
For example, "The different vitamin E forms have complementary effects as free radical scavengers. Together they can fight a wider spectrum of free radicals than alpha-tocopherol alone."
|FROM THE LIFE EXTENSION FOUNDATION:
"Some of the benefits that scientists have attributed to the tocotrienols include:
1. Antioxidant effects 40-60 times higher than alpha tocopherol
2. Lifespan extension of 19% in one animal experiment
3. Reversal of narrowed carotid artery due to atherosclerosis (reduced risk of stroke)
4. 50% reduction of protein degradation in animals
5. Significant reductions in total and LDL cholesterol in humans
6. Reduction in cancer incidence of 83% in one animal study
7. Killing cancer cells and improving survival in cancer-striken animals
8. Inhibiting proliferation of human breast cancer cells in culture
9. Suppressing cardiovascular risk factors
"While tocotrienols provide many benefits, studies document the critical importance of gamma tocopherol in suppressing free radicals that are not controlled by alpha tocopherol. It is gamma tocopherol that may most effectively prevent prostate cancer. One study showed that it even inhibited the growth of existing prostate cancer."
The Life Extension Foundationís Gamma E Tocopherol contains the highest percentage of gamma tocopherol found on the supplement market in an encapsulated liquid vitamin E formula. It can be used to augment regular alpha tocopherol supplements or as a one-a-day vitamin E supplement on its own.
Where to get Gamma E Tocopherol:
Go to http://www.lef.org. It's in their vitamins section.