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Annatto-E™ is a unique tocopherol-free, tocotrienols-only product, featuring tocotrienols sourced from the annatto tree. Annatto is the richest known source of tocotrienols, containing 100% tocotrienols (90% delta and 10% gamma isomers), with no tocopherols.
Commercial vitamin E supplements are typically rich in tocopherols and low or absent in tocotrienols; however, tocotrienol fractions have unique beneficial effects across a variety of tissues that make them desirable for supporting many aspects of health. Research indicates that tocopherols—especially alpha-tocopherol—may interfere with key therapeutic effects of tocotrienols, so it may be best to dose tocotrienols alone, without tocopherols.
Made with non-GMO ingredients.
Vitamin E is a family of eight separate but related molecules, including four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta) and four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta). While alpha-tocopherol is found in most multivitamins and enriched foods, a growing base of evidence suggests that this popular vitamin E form not only lacks efficacy but actually interferes with the function and benefits of tocotrienols. Historically, vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) has been known for its antioxidant effects, but tocotrienols have been found to be 40-60x more potent at protecting against cellular damage from harmful free radicals. This is due to their smaller and more flexible molecular structure, allowing tocotrienols – and in particular delta-tocotrienol – to be more easily incorporated into cell membranes. Annatto-E™ embodies the two most potent forms of vitamin E in delta-tocotrienol and gamma-tocotrienol and is free of alpha-tocopherol.
Tocotrienols are currently derived from three major sources: including rice, palm and annatto. Palm and rice tocotrienols contain 25-50% alpha-tocopherol, respectively, whereas annatto is essentially tocopherol-free. DFH carefully selected annatto as the most potent tocotrienol source for its Annatto-E™ products, which contains the proprietary DeltaGold® ingredient manufactured by American River Nutrition
Direction of Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsules per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
The tocotrienols are extracted from the South American annatto bean and contain 90% delta-tocotrienol and 10% gamma-tocotrienol. For best results, this product should not be taken within six hours of taking a vitamin E supplement containing d-alpha tocopherol.