Updated on 19 July 2012
Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the developed countries. About 5.5 million of the global causes of death is due to stroke. The staggering healthcare costs attributed by stroke as-well-as the loss of productivity in stroke patients has created an urgent medical, social and economical situation that demands serious attention.
Are there ways to prevent stroke? High risk patients are advised to quit smoking, increase their level of physical activity, change dietary habits, and closely monitor and control risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes through medical treatment.
Tocomin SupraBio, which is a patented and bioenhanced natural palm mixed tocotrienol complex, is emerging as a natural form of vitamin E with clinically-proven neuroprotective effects particularly against stroke induced brain cell death and injuries.
The US NIH-funded neuroprotection studies
Professor Chandan Sen of the Ohio State University Medical Center, which is funded by the US National Institute of Health, and his research team first showed that extremely low concentration (at nanomolar, 10-9 level) of alpha-tocotrienol, but not alpha-tocopherol, prevented glutamate-induced brain cell death. Not only does the tocotrienol prevent glutamate toxicity, treatment with alpha-tocotrienol effected complete recovery of neurons even when alpha-tocotrienol was introduced several hours after glutamate challenge (Sen et al, 2000).