What Are Tocotrienols (Tocos)?
Don’t let the long, scientific sounding name scare you. Tocotrienols, most commonly referred to as tocos, are actually quite a simple superfood. Tocos powder is a fat-soluble relative of the vitamin E family and is usually derived from water soluble rice bran, although you can also find tocotrienols naturally in palm oil, oat, barely, wheat germ and other seeds or fruits. It’s a terrific source of vitamin E and quite the crowd pleaser when it comes to the flavor to health benefit ratio. Often described as mildly sweet and creamy in taste and texture, it’s makes the perfect addition to anything from tea and coffee to smoothies, oatmeal, matcha or recipes that call for thickening agents like flour or cream. Some even eat it by the spoonful or use in their facial treatments!
There are four forms of both tocotrienols and tocopherols: alpha, beta, gamma and delta. Each have different functions and offer a variety of health benefits. Humans consume much more tocopherols in their diet, a similar member of the Vitamin E family, but with different chemical makeup, so taking tocotrienols provides an alternative way to introduce a slightly different form of vitamin E into your diet.
Health Benefits of Tocos
- Great for hair, skin and nails
- Can help fight free radicals in the gastrointestinal system
- Contains great antioxidant properties
- Can reduce inflammation
- Can help mitigate clogged arteries
- May lower high cholesterol
- May help those with diabetes
- Can help prevent or recover from hair loss
- May improve heart health
- Anti-cancer properties
- May support bone growth or strength
What makes Yourlixir tocos the best?
- Certified Non-GMO
- Raw for maximum health benefits
- Made in the USA
- Rich in Vitamin E
- Deliciously rich and creamy flavor
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