Early stage discoveries: Tocotrienol vitamin E and AD

In the lab, doctors gave mice with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) 27 mg of palm-oil derived tocotrienol vitamin E per pound of body weight, per day, or palm oil with no vitamin E.

After 10 months, the groups performed daily tasks such as swimming and running over a two-week period. Those in the tocotrienol group showed improved exploratory activity, better memory, object recognition, and increased learning capacity. The tocotrienol group also had fewer abnormalities in brain tissue. Discussing the findings, doctors said tocotrienols may help regulate chemical reactions in the metabolic pathways of cells associated with AD.

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