On this week's episode we are joined by Dr. Barrie Tan, the world's foremost expert on vitamin E. He breaks down the major difference between tocopherols and tocotrienols, why your vitamin E supplement may actually be causing harm, and how his amazing discovery of the annatto plant can be used to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and other chronic health conditions.
Dr. Barrie Tan is hailed as a trailblazer and the world’s foremost expert on vitamin E. A scientist first and foremost, Dr. Tan earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Otago, New Zealand and spent several years as a professor at UMass. His research expertise includes lipid-soluble nutrients (carotenoids, E vitamers, CoQ10, and omega-3s) that impact chronic conditions. He was the first to introduce tocotrienols benefits to the nutrition industry and developed the first-ever tocopherol-free tocotrienol product derived from annatto. Dr. Tan continues to collaborate with numerous universities worldwide to further tocotrienol research. Beyond tocotrienol, Dr. Tan’s research now spans into geranylgeraniol, a critical endogenous nutrient for healthy aging.
Dr. Tan is currently the President of American River Nutrition, a natural health R&D company he started with his wife, Elizabeth, in 1998. Described as a scientific pioneer, his mission is simple, improve the everyday health of people’s lives.
0:51 Welcome to the show!
4:04 Dr. Barrie Tan’s bio
5:18 Welcome him to the podcast
6:40 Why don’t we know about Tocotrienols
8:22 The difference between Tocotrienols & Tocopherols
9:55 Where are Tocotrienols found?
12:09 How he found it and what it is
15:30 The universe wanted him to study this!
18:16 Cooking with Annatto & cheese extraction
20:29 *Magnesium Breakthrough Ad*
22:49 What did nature intend for this compound?
25:36 Comparing to other fruits
27:08 Benefits to Cardiovascular & Metabolic health
31:56 *Do Not Age ad*
34:08 Triglycerides, Glucose & Tocotrienols
36:03 Fatty Liver Disease, Inflammation & Weight Loss
40:06 Are Tocotrienols a weight-loss product?
42:07 Effects of Fats, Carbs & Alcohol on the liver
43:45 Pancreatitis & NAFLD
44:58 *Silverbiotics ad*
48:08 The anti-inflammatory & antioxidant effect
51:30 Body shapes: apple vs pear
55:27 Dosing & timing for supplementation
1:01:25 Cancer research & tocotrienols
1:04:08 Geranylgeraniol (GG) & CoQ10
1:07:15 Should we get rid of Tocopherol supplements?
1:08:07 Considerations for Pregnant women
1:10:23 His final piece of advice
1:10:58 Thanks for tuning in!
Website: Dr. Barrie Tan
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