Vitamin E is actually a family of eight compounds, each with different actions. Perhaps the most potent member of the vitamin E family is delta-tocotrienol. Haven’t heard of this small but mighty molecule? Tune in to Five to Thrive Live with guest Dr. Barrie Tan to learn about how tocotrienols benefit our health.
About Dr. Barrie Tan
Dr. Barrie Tan earned his doctorate in chemistry (University of Otago, New Zealand; 1979), and became a professor of chemistry and food science/nutrition (University of Massachusetts, Amherst; 1982-1992). His research expertise includes lipid-soluble nutrients (carotenoids, E vitamers, CoQ10, and omega-3s). He was the first to introduce tocotrienol's benefits to the nutrition industry, and developed the first-ever tocopherol-free tocotrienol product derived from annatto. Today, his research focuses on lipid-soluble nutrients that impact chronic conditions. Dr. Tan is the senior editor of Tocotrienols: Vitamin E Beyond Tocopherols (2013), and continues to collaborate with numerous universities worldwide to further tocotrienol research.