Dr. Barrie Tan, one of the world's most foremost experts in vitamin E, joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about a new form of vitamin E with amazing health benefits: tocotrienols from the annatto plant!

Listen as Dr. Tan shares the details of this groundbreaking discovery, as well as how delta- and gamma- tocotrienols are different than the common form of vitamin E, tocopherols.

Dr. Tan also reveals the science behind how tocotrienols work and the amount you should be taking to optimize your health, plus he shares how tocotrienols have been shown to help with multiple health conditions, from cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome to issues with bone health and certain types of cancer. This is one you don’t want to miss!


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Main Points From Today’s Episode

  1. When doing research in South America, Dr. Tan noticed something unusual about the annatto plant. That led to his discovery of a new form of vitamin E with amazing health benefits.
  2. Gamma- and delta-tocotrienols have been shown to help with multiple health issues. Those include cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteopenia, and certain types of cancer.
  3. Tocotrienols from the annatto plant have been shown to dramatically lower inflammation. A recent study found that tocotrienols lowered C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation, by 30-40%.


Episode Play-By-Play

[1:40] Dr. Barrie Tan’s career briefing

[2:36] Listener shout-out

[4:25] Why the annatto plant caught Dr. Tan’s attention

[5:38] How Dr. Tan discovered the potent forms of vitamin E inside the annatto plant 

[8:05] The difference between tocopherols and tocotrienols

[10:01] Do we still need to supplement with tocopherols?

[11:00] The amount of tocopherols and tocotrienols typically consumed in the diet

[12:25] The key benefits of tocotrienols

[13:17] Protecting the fatty acids in your cell walls

[14:56] What happens when you don’t get enough tocotrienols?

[16:30] How tocotrienols can help with chronic health conditions

[17:55] A recent study showed that tocotrienols lowered C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation) by 30-40%.

[19:38] The effects of tocotrienols in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

[21:30] The impact of tocotrienols on bone health in postmenopausal women

[23:13] How tocotrienols help maintain strong bones

[24:50] Survival rates in women with ovarian cancer who supplemented with tocotrienols

[27:15] Current research involving different types of cancer, including breast cancer

[28:02] There haven’t been safety issues noted from taking tocotrienols.

[29:20] Dr. Tan’s dosing recommendations

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[33:04] Listener’s question: What supplements does JJ take?


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