Kyäni Wellness TV: Episode 004–The Power of Vitamin E

Hello and welcome. My name is Dr. Andreas
Boettcher. Member of the Scientific Advisory Board here at Kyäni. In this episode,
we’re gonna talk about the power of vitamin E, but not just any vitamin E.
Stay tuned. Now if you’ve been following Kyäni
Wellness TV, you’ll understand that, first and foremost, my number one philosophy
when it comes to healthy nutrition is to always obtain it from Whole Foods. After
all, it’s very difficult to replace what mother nature intended us to eat. Now
with that being said, there are some exceptions, and vitamin E is one of them;
but not just any vitamin E. What most people are not aware of is that there
are actually eight different forms of vitamin E. Most of all, the tocopherol
family, of which 90% of all vitamin E supplements are based on, in particular,
the alpha tocopherol. What most people are not aware of, and maybe even you, is
the tocotrienol family. And this is the most exciting part of research when it comes
to vitamin E today, where the majority of all the research since 2009 has been
heading. Reason being is is that this molecule is incredibly different from
the tocopherol family. When you actually look at the structure of tocopherols,
they are a much longer molecule with a much larger head as opposed to the tocotrienol, which has a shorter, smaller head, more compact. What does that mean for you?
Well, that means better bioavailability, better absorption, and
also it’s able to exude its effects and benefits much more quickly, effectively,
and efficiently than the tocopherol family. The majority of today’s research
is now being focused on tocotrienols for that very reason, and it’s an essential
nutrient. In fact, it’s so powerful, not only do I take it on a regular basis, but
my family and my children do as well. Here are just some of the reasons why
you may want to consider this yourself: When you look at the power of
tocotrienols and its benefits, it affects, a wide variety of systems. In particular,
when you understand what vitamin E is being a fat-soluble powerful antioxidant
provides free radical protection. What are free radicals? Well free radicals are
what I like into angry little pac-man cells. They’re just floating around
body missing an electron. They’re highly unstable, highly reactive, and they gobble
up your healthy tissue cells and DNA, and are linked to over 90 plus chronic and
degenerative diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, inflammation, and
the list goes on. So this powerful fat soluble antioxidant helps to gobble up
those angry pac-man cells in the body, thus preventing them from their
unhealthy effects. It supports a healthy inflammation response. Now on a personal
note, I use this on a regular basis because back in 2000, I was actually
diagnosed with an autoimmune condition known as IgA nephropathy. IgA nephropathy
is where your body produces too much of this immune cell known as IgA. It’s a
very large cell, that when produced in excess, can go down into the kidneys and cause
the filters to basically break down and puts me at risk of developing kidney
failure. Well, the good news is, is that despite the advice of my medical doctors
at that time who wanted to put me on ACE inhibitors, I knew I wasn’t doing
everything I could to help to improve my health and wellbeing. So, I focused on my
fitness, losing weight, getting in shape, cleaning up my diet in eating rich foods
and antioxidants that helped me to manage a healthy inflammation response.
Now the good news today, is that all of my kidney function and markers and the
blood that was in my urine back then are all healthy–they’re gone now. I’m not
saying that these powerful antioxidants cure or treat anything; it’s a part of a
lifestyle change. When you start giving your body the tools, what it needs, it’s
amazing what the doctor within can do. It’s about awakening what I call your
“inner pharmacy”, which is far more powerful than any outer pharmacy. As
a result of this, it helps to naturally slow the aging process, because
unregulated free radicals as a result of, you know, stress, anxiety, pollution,
pesticides, processed food, chemicals, drugs, medications, all caused free
radical production. Not to mention just simply breathing itself. It’s a byproduct of oxygen metabolism, so having a strong antioxidant profile in your
supplement or nutrition program is going to be critical to your long-term health
and well-being. It also helps to balance hormones, maintaining a healthy
endocrine and nervous system function, which are critical to
maintaining healthy weight and of course energy levels, managing PMS symptoms, it
supports healthy response to PMS since symptoms and it supports proper mental
and emotional health, it also provides endurance and a muscle strength by
increasing energy output and strength, helps the lower oxidative stress by
enhancing recovery. As someone who used to compete in Ironman Triathlon and is
heavily involved in fitness and lives a very active lifestyle, this is very
important to me so that I can get the maximum of my workouts and the benefits
that I want to exude from memory. After all, if you’re spending time in the gym
you want to make sure you get the maximum ROI because it is a sacrifice,
and if you’re going to be going there, why not yield the best results that you
possibly can? It also enhances blood circulation and capillary wall strength,
this is them centrally important for cardiovascular health and disease and as
we know, it’s the number one killer in the world today for both men and
women. Women are not exempt from this, very important to understand that. Now it
also helps to balance cholesterol; it fights the oxidation of the LDL, the
low-density lipoproteins, this is the more dangerous form of cholesterol, but
it’s not LDL itself that is dangerous, it’s the oxidation of LDL that can lead
to those atherosclerosis and the plaque building up the arteries, which can
eventually make you more susceptible to high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and
so forth. What it does is it controls the enzymes that produce cholesterol the
hmg-coa reductase in particular. Now in particular, it’s the delta 3
tocotrienols that have been shown to provide this tremendous benefits. It
supports proper cell adhesion, and encourages healthy blood vessels, and if
you saw one of my previous episodes where I talked about the Power of Nitro
Nutrition, this is very important to maintaining healthy levels of nitric
oxide, which helps to maintain the suppleness, the flexibility the diameter
and the health of your cardiovascular system. Now the interesting thing is what
we’re finding in research, because when I mentioned earlier about alpha
tocopherols 90% of today’s vitamin E supplements are based on this ingredient,
however when combined with tocotrienols, it has been shown to interfere with the
benefits that I just mentioned, so it’s very important that you separate them.
You want all of the forms of the family, but when you’re supplementing, or in
particular, enhancing your diet with tocotrienols, it’s best to leave out the
alpha tocopherol during that time. It’s also important for cognitive function. It
supports healthy memory as we age and helps maintain our body’s natural mental
processing capability over time. There is some very exciting research I’ll be sharing
that with you in just a moment on its ability to prevent or help –
basically to help prevent dementia and slow the progression or even the
development of Alzheimer’s disease. Now also probably the biggest exciting
factor in tocotrienols today and feel free to google it yourself. Typing in
tocotrienols and cancer research you’ll find tons of articles where a lot of
science is going in its ability to help with abnormal cell growth ie. tumors or
cancer. Now it does come with an astrid there’s a lot of evidence that needs to
be done, I’m not claiming to treat or cure anything, we’re just trying to get
the body the tools that it needs, and let’s see what the body can do on
its own, but it’s been used and it’s been shown in some of these studies to lower
harmful effects of the medical treatments from radiation that they’ve
been receiving, suppression of tumor growth, and turning cancer genes off in
angiogenesis, which I’m going to talk about here in just a minute. In fact, what I
want to do for the remaining part of this video is break down these last
three, because this represents the bulk and the exciting
parts of the tocotrienols. Not that these are not important; these are all
important, but this is where a lot of the science and research are going, at least
at the time of today’s video. and this fact this was out of atherosclerosis March 2002
talking about dose dependent suppression of serum cholesterol by tocotrienols.
Tocotrienols are effective in lowering serum total and LDL cholesterol
by inhibiting the enzymatic activity HMG-CoA reductase, which i mentioned
earlier is the essential enzyme that converts into cholesterol. Now at what
dosage? 100 milligrams per day combined with a healthy diet.
Remember, you can’t out supplement a poor diet. It’s not going to
help if you got a plate full of chicken wings and potato chips and Doritos and
think you’re just gonna supplement this and reverse the negative effects. You’re
on an uphill battle that’s almost nearly impossible to climb, so you want to
produce a maximum decrease of 20, 25, 14 and 12 percent respectively in
serum total cholesterol LDL cholesterol apolipoprotein B and triglycerides
compared to baseline values, so this is incredibly exciting to see as a way to
help manage healthy cholesterol levels So if you’re someone that’s on a
statin the cholesterol lowering medication, I would encourage you to work
with your physician. Of course let them know what you’re doing with your
supplementation and have them monitor you and see if you can start working
your way on getting off of these statins over time by cleaning up your diet and
of course adding some tocotrienols to your supplement programs. Now the
International Journal of Molecular Sciences talked about tocotrienols
effect of oxidative stress, cholesterol, homeostasis, and the amyloidogenic
pathway in neuroblastoma cells. I know it’s a mouthful. What we’re
talking about here consequences for Alzheimer’s disease, which is what I was
talking about. Here’s some of the conclusions that they found: In the
presence of tocotrienols, cholesterol and cholesterol esters, which have been shown
to be risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, were decreased. Tocotrienols have also been proposed as a preventative agent in
Alzheimer’s disease as oxidative stress by free radicals plays a crucial role in
the AD pathogenesis. They’ve also shown a variety of neuro protective
activities in large part by reducing inflammation. Inflammation is really the
marker, not only in degenerative and chronic dementia cases and disease, but
of course also cancer. When we look at the research and understanding cancer,
this cell is nasty. It has its own ability to ignore everything else in the
body. All of its defense is it creates its own blood supply, it has unregulated
tissue growth, it basically does what it wants regardless of what’s going on
around it. So there’s multiple different cell signaling pathways that lead to
tumor Genesis if you will. What tocotrienols have been shown in some of
these controlled research studies is to induce cancer cell apoptosis through the
activation of multiple signaling pathways in different forms of cancer
cells. What’s exciting about this is that a lot of today’s medications are
specific and targeting and they focus on one signaling pathway. What
I’ve seen in the research is that it’s not quite as effective in terms of the
complexity when you look at the multiple different signaling pathways in which
cancer cells develop. Tocotrienols have the ability to address these multiple
signaling pathways in the different forms of cancer cells. Now you might be
wondering what apoptosis is. Well apoptosis is cell programmed death. Again,
as I mentioned, cancer cells are nasty and they can turn that off and live
forever basically and of course unfortunately until the
host passes away. What the vitamin E in tocotrienols do is be able to turn
that apoptosis on to trigger that cancer cell death, potentially. It’s very
exciting research and very excited to see obviously where it goes in the
future. Tocotrienols inhibited to formation and concluded that it may be
useful as a therapeutic dietary supplement to
minimize tumor angiogenesis. So cancer cells have the ability to create
their own blood supply; it’s how it nourishes itself, it’s feeding off of its
host and so what vitamin E has been able to do is that almost literally go in to
be able to cut that blood supply thus starving the cancer cell and causing it
to die. Very exciting. Tocotrienols effects numerous pathways linked with
tumor Genesis and thus has the potential on both the treatment and the prevention
of cancer. Now again, let me just be perfectly clear, we’re not claiming to
treat anything, I’m simply citing the research, all of which you can find
yourself online under pubmed resources, NCI, and so forth where you’ll be able to
find and read and come to your own conclusions. My role is to simply help
educate you to understand the power that can be found in nutrition and how we can
make some powerful changes in our health potential with some simple lifestyle
choices, so that comes down to, where do you actually get these tocotrienols? Now
you can get them from palm oil, rice bran oil, wheat germ oil, some vegetables,
avocados, are sources for them, however the most powerful bioavailable form of
vitamin E and particularly the tocotrienols comes from the annatto seed.
This is from the Amazon and it’s a plant that’s only found there.
And what it has is this unique ability to protect itself from the harmful rays
and the Sun through its own antioxidant properties found in these tocotrienols.
So this is the preferred source that we use here with Kyäni Sunset to provide
you the tocotrienols and the perfect ratio of the Delta and Gamma 90% and 10
respectively to help yield the maximum benefits for your health and well-being.
Hope you found this video to be helpful, feel free to leave your comments and
your questions below and we’ll see you again soon.