from family-owned plantations high in the mountains of Colombia, our
guilt-free organic palm oil offers the best of the palm without
endangering the rainforests or the Orang-utans that inhabit them. High
in the antioxidant vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) and vitamin K, palm oil
aids in the repair of dry, rough skin. Vitamin E is also recognised for
its proven ability to help retain moisture in the skin while the high
levels of vitamin K can aid in the repair of skin cells and damaged
capillaries, helping tissue to heal.
discovery [of palm oil] could make the ingredient
a useful alternative to treat a host of skin care conditions such as
eczema, dermatitis or acne that can often permanently scar or damage
the skin," Musalmah Mazlan, study leader on
the effects of palm oil, University of Kebangsaan, Malaysia
organic palm oil is supplied by a member and sponsor of the Round Table
on Sustainable Palm Oil, a worldwide organisation of palm growers,
refiners and importers who are committed to sustainability. To find out
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oil and tocotrienol
is the largest natural source of tocotrienol, part of the vitamin E
family. Palm oil is also high in vitamin K. According to studies
carried out at the University of Kebangsaan, palm oil has several
potent healing and protecting qualities, as explained below.
/ cosmetics and personal care
- Preferentially accumulates at
the strata corneum of the skin. First line of defense against free
radicals generated in the skin by UV/ozone rays. Prevention of skin
aging and damage by oxidative rays. Being a more potent antioxidant,
the tocotrienols neutralise free radicals at a faster rate and hence
- Protection against UV-induced
skin damage and skin aging.
- Tocotrienols topically
applied onto the skin were found to penetrate rapidly through the skin
and the highest concentrations are found in the uppermost five microns.
- Tocotrienol-treated skin
contained vitamin E at concentration 7-30 fold higher than control
- Tocotrienol augments the
efficacy of sunscreens containing compounds that reduce penetration of
or absorb ultraviolet radiation.
Interesting functions of Palm oil and tocotrienol
and tumour suppressant
- Palm based tocotrienols have
shown to inhibit human breast cancer cells irrespective of estrogen
- Delta-tocotrienol was found
to be the most effective tocotrienol in inducing apoptosis (cell death)
in estrogen-responsive and estrogen-nonresponsive human breast cancer
- Confers anti-cancer
- Inhibits tumor growth of
- Alpha-tocotrienol and
gamma-tocotrienol have shown to prolong the life span of
- Gamma-tocotrienol is three
times more potent in inhibiting growth of human breast cancer cultured
cells than Tamoxifen.
- Alpha-tocotrienol has been
shown to be 40 - 60 times more potent than alpha-tocopherol as an
antioxidant in the prevention of lipid peroxidation.
- Delta-tocotrienol is the most
potent antioxidant (highest antioxidant potency) of all commercially
available tocotrienols and has been shown to be the most effective
tocotrienol in inhibiting human breast cancer and liver cancer cells.
- Effective antioxidant in the
prevention of protein oxidation and lipid peroxidation after strenous
exercise for athletes, joggers and body builders.