Carotech Answers Tocotrienol Absorption Questions

November 1, 2012

Company research is backing up Carotech tocotrienols for vitamin E absorption.

The human body poorly absorbs many fat-soluble phytonutrients and antioxidants, and vitamin E tocotrienol supplier Carotech Inc. will be the first to tell you that vitamin E has its own absorption issues.

When Lester Packer, PhD, reported on the health benefits of tocotrienol in the Journal of Nutrition in 2001–including potential cardiovascular, antioxidant, breast, skin, and neurological benefits-he also spoke of poor absorption and bioavailability associated with the ingredient.

And yet, clinical trials on Carotech’s Tocomin SupraBio tocotrienol complex show 250% greater vitamin E absorption over standard tocotrienol oil extracts. The higher absorption rate doesn’t even seem to depend on food or fat intake, according to the company.

Carotech has made its R&D program a cornerstone to its vitamin E business, which relies on the production of palm oil tocotrienol complexes that are free of tocopherols and prepared to represent their composition when found in nature. A recent trial on 80 subjects, published earlier this year, found that Tocomin SupraBio softgels were well absorbed and significantly distributed throughout their skin, adipose, brain, heart, and liver.

To learn more about tocotrienols and bioavailability, contact Carotech Inc. or visit the company’s booth #18033 at next week’s SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas.