Tocotrienol:Strong Protection Against Heart Attack
Author: Bill Gottlieb
Source: Alternative Cures
Tocotrienol is a super-powerful form of vitamin E. Study after study shows that vitamin E can help prevent or reverse heart disease, says Donald Carrow, M.D., founder and director of the Florida Institute of Health in Tampa.
Vitamin E actually refers to a variety of chemically similar nutrients, the tocopherols and the tocotrienols. Scientists used to think that the tocotrienols were the weaker of the two groups. Now they’ve begun to realize they’re stronger.
In fact, based on his experience, Dr. Carrow believes that the tocotrienols are 30 to 60 times more powerful than tocopherol-containing vitamin E, making the nutrient one of the best ways to treat and reverse angina.
Tocotrienols, he explains, are thought to act like a blood-thinning drug. They help stop the formation of blood clots at the spot where an artery is clogged – the usual cause of heart attacks in people with angina.