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Vitamin E perfectly balanced by nature

01 October 2018

Vitamin E perfectly balanced by nature

DavosLife E3 contains a complete spectrum of Tocotrienol isomers and α-tocopherol with an optimal ratio working synergistically for health and wellness

Natural vitamin E is made up of four isomers of Tocotrienols (α, β, γ and δ) and four isomers of Tocopherols (α, β, γ and δ). Natural vitamin E is found in plant seeds where it protects the seeds from oxidation and UV damage. Whereas most seeds contain only α-tocopherol and a few contain both forms, the palm fruit is a unique source of Tocotrienols having a ratio of total Tocotrienols to α-tocopherol perfectly balanced by nature which gives distinctive health and skin benefits.


DavosLife E3 Tocotrienols from Davos Life Science contain a complete spectrum of all natural Tocotrienols – also known as Tocotrienol Rich Fraction (TRF) – and are derived from non-GMO palm fruits sourced directly from RSPO-certified plantations. 

 

 

Neuroprotection & cognitive health
Oxidation, inflammation, and toxicity from normal brain cell activity are all involved in the progression of cognitive decline. Studies have shown that Tocotrienol-Rich Fraction (TRF) supplementation protects from free-radical-induced brain cell death. It also reduces DNA damage in brain cells and improves the performance on various cognitive tests such as mazes and swimming challenges1. Furthermore, studies have shown that it reduces the number of white matter lesions (WML) whilst the placebo-controlled showed increasing incidence of WML2. WMLs are signs of cerebral small vessel disease, reflecting varying degrees of neurodegeneration and tissue damage.


Skin care & protection
The skin is particularly prone to the harmful effects of oxidation3. As we grow older, it is normal for our skin to lose its elasticity. A big part of this premature skin aging is due to free radical activity from UV rays, air pollution and natural the aging process. Natural antioxidant ingredients such as  vitamin E Tocotrienols are proven to protect cell membranes, active enzyme sites and DNA from free radical damage, and can therefore delay signs of aging including appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Tests of a formulation with DavosLife E3 have shown a reduction by 76% of free radical production in the skin after exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays4.


Skin lightening
Tocotrienols promote skin lightening by two actions: First, they inhibit the enzyme tyrosinase production, hence reducing the amount of melanin produced5. Second, they increase the breakdown of melanin so that the melanin pigments can be removed6. Tocotrienols are better than Toco-pherols at combating oxidative stress of skin that is exposed to UV rays.

 

 



DavosLife E3 Tocotrienols portfolio

Mixed Tocotrienols Tocopherol Liquid (DVL)
DVL is an amber oil containing the natural form of Tocotrienols and α-Tocopherol mixture. It is soluble in oil, partly soluble in ethanol, and insoluble in water.

  • DavosLife E3 DVL 50
  • DavosLife E3 DVL 84
  • DavosLife E3 DVL 95
     

Mixed Tocotrienols Tocopherol Powder (DVP)
DVP is an off-white/yellowish powder containing the natural form of Tocotrienols and α-Tocopherol mixture. It is highly water-dispersible with minimum 30% total vitamin E blend, which is one of the highest in the market.

  • DavosLife E3 DVP 30-WD

 

DavosLife E3 Bio-Enhanced 20

SEDS formula (self-emulsifying-delivery system).

 



References
[1] Taridi NM, Yahaya MF, Teoh SL, Latiff AA, Ngah WZ, Das S, Mazlan M. Tocotrienol rich fraction (TRF) supplementation protects against oxidative DNA damage and improves cognitive functions in Wistar rats. Clin Ter., 2011, 162(2), 93-8. 
[2] Gopalan Y, Shuaib IL, Magosso E, Ansari MA, Abu Bakar MR, Wong JW, Karim Khan NA, Liong WC, Sundram K, Ng BH, Karuthan C, Yuen KH. Clinical Investigation of the Protective Effects of Palm Vitamin E Tocotrienols on Brain White Matter. Stroke, 2014, 45(5), 1422-8.
[3] Hu, M.L, Tappel AL. Potentiation of oxidative damage to proteins by ultraviolet-A and protection by antioxidants. Photochem Photobiol, 1992, 56(3), 357-63.
[4] Davos Life Science, In-house data on file.
[5] Makpol S, Arifin NN, Ismail Z, Chua KH, Yusof YAM, Ngah WZW. Modulation of melanin synthesis and its gene expression in skin melanocytes by palm tocotrienol rich fraction. Afr J Biochem Res., 2009, 3(12), 385-392.
[6] Choi B, Heo JH, Kwon HJ, Lee ES, Sohn S. Tocotrienols enhance melanosome degradation through endosome docking/fusion proteins in B16F10 melanoma cells. Food Funct, 2013, 4(10), 1481-8.

 

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