Deva Tocotrienol & Vitamin E Complex contains d-alpha, d-beta, d-gamma, and d-delta tocotrienois derived from non-GMO Red Palm Fruit and the product is soy-free.
Tocotrienols are potent fat soluble free-radical scavenging nutrients that belong to the Vitamin E family. Alpha tocopherol (Vitamin E) is the most famous tocopherol that is considered an antioxidant. The main difference between tocotrienols and tocopherols being that tocopherols have saturated side chains, whereas tocotreinols have unsaturated isoprenoid side chains with three double bonds.
Some scientists have suggested that tocotrienols are better antioxidants when compared to tocopherols. However, tocotrienols appear to have absorption issues due to their reliance on micelles, which are produced by the body only when adequate amount of dietary fat is present. In order to increase the bioavailability of tocotrienols a patented formula with a vegetable emulsifier has been developed. With this patented system, which is used in Deva Tocotrienol Complex, an average of 250% increase in absorption can be achieved when compared with the regular tocotrienol oil extract.
In a human clinical study that was published in the Journal of Nutrition the specific tocotrienol raw material that is used in Deva Tocotrienol Complex was shown to be taken up efficiently (absorption into the plasma) and deposited at important human organs like the liver, heart, skin and the brain.
The tocotrienols used in Deva Tocotrienol & Vitamin E Complex are extracted using mild molecular distillation without the use of organic solvents. This has the additional advantage of preserving other natural phytonutrients such as squalene, phytosterols, CoQ10, and mixed carotenes that are naturally present in red palm oil.