According to findings published in Functional Foods in Health and Disease , an open-access online journal, 300 millgrams per day of a tocotrienol-rich palm oil extract for six months may reduce LDL cholesterol levels by 17 percent and total cholesterol by 11 percent.
“Lowering of the total and LDL cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemic subjects could be achieved through supplementation with mixed tocotrienols, and was accompanied by a significantly higher serum tocotrienol concentration relative to the tocopherol level,” wrote the researchers, led by Professor KH Yuen from the University of Science Malaysia.
“The cholesterol lowering activity can be attained after 4 months of supplementation,” they added.
The study used Carotech’s Tocomin SupraBio-branded ingredient. The study was funded by Hovid, the parent company of Carotech.