American River Nutrition Educating Health Care Providers on Vitamin E and Tocotrienol Research

Hadley, Massachusetts (August 28, 2017) -American River Nutrition founder Dr. Barrie Tan, notable expert in the field of vitamin E tocopherols and tocotrienols, is delivering presentations to health care provider groups to bring them up to date on the different forms of vitamin E, and what current research has revealed about their benefits and limitations.

Most medical schools have little education on nutrition and dietary supplements in the curriculum; what they do get is fairly general, and not necessarily current. Dr. Tan is filling that gap by providing information on the present thinking about vitamin E, specifically tocotrienols, one health care professional group at a time.

On September 8, Dr. Tan will give a presentation to members of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT) at their annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV. IAOMT is an organization for dentists, physicians, and allied health researchers who consider biocompatibility to be their first concern and demand scientific evidence as their key criterion.

In June, Dr. Tan gave an online presentation to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which, with over 75,000 members, is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Future presentations and radio interviews are planned.

“Because research for decades focused on the biological activities and underlying mechanisms of alpha-tocopherol, many health care professionals do not know about other forms, specifically tocotrienols,” said Dr. Tan. “Tocotrienols have proven to contain some exceptional benefits, with recent research focused on inflammatory disorders such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Research has also found that alpha-tocopherol may undermine the benefits of other forms of vitamin E, tocopherols and tocotrienols, so it’s important that health care providers have this information.”

Dr. Tan’s presentations are comprehensive, touching on significant highlights in vitamin E research since its discovery, differentiating between the two subgroups of vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols), and reviewing the sources and compositions of tocotrienols. Dr. Tan describes recent discoveries, such as alpha-tocopherol interference with tocotrienol functions, along with the anti-inflammatory properties observed with tocotrienol application in cardiovascular and metabolic disease, cancer, bone disorder and radiation exposure.

About the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology

The IAOMT, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is a trusted academy of allied professionals providing resources to support new levels of integrity and safety in health care. It is also a global network of over 800 dentists, health professionals, and scientists who share the principles of science-based biological dentistry with each other, our communities, and the world. It has been working since its inception in 1984 to help establish the integral relation of the oral cavity to the rest of the body and overall wellness, thereby promoting public health and the concept of integrative medicine.

About American River Nutrition

American River Nutrition, founded in 1998, is the producer of DeltaGold® tocotrienols, the most beneficial form of Vitamin E for cardiovascular health, as well as other health benefits. The company is led by Dr. Barrie Tan, a pioneering scientist and researcher credited with identifying the primary sources of plant-based tocotrienols, including rice, palm & the virtually 100% tocotrienol producing annatto plant. American River products are produced in Hadley, MA using a proprietary process leading to the purest form of natural tocotrienols available.


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