Carotech Inc., the world’s largest and only GMP-certified tocotrienol producer will be exhibiting at the 2011 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo at New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Palm tocotrienol complex (Tocomin®, Carotech Inc.) has received FDA’s final notification of no objection for GRAS in April 2010, allowing it to be used in food and beverage products. New and emerging research studies revealed that natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex has far more significant health improvement potentials, compared to the conventional vitamin E alpha-tocopherol.
Clinical trials and human studies using the patented and bioenhanced palm tocotrienol complex Tocomin SupraBio® showed reduction of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol concentration, enhanced immune response after vaccination, helps in resolving non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and promotes hair growth. Tocomin SupraBio® is currently being used in an on-going largest clinical trial on tocotrienol for its effects in neuro- and cardioprotection.
“FDA approved GRAS ingredient Tocomin® natural palm tocotrienol complex has strong science to back its unique and promising health benefits in neuroprotection, cardioprotection, reducing metabolic related non-alcoholic fatty liver disease risk, skin health, and more,” says Mr. Bryan See, Regional Product Manager, Carotech Inc.
“Unlike the regular vitamin E alpha-tocopherol, tocotrienol exists scarcely in nature and is especially low in Western diet. To harvest the benefits shown by tocotrienols, one has to look for food and drinks with the right type of vitamin E—Tocotrienols,” added Bryan.
Carotech will present a new product—TocoBev™15%, a water dispersible powder form of natural full spectrum tocotrienol/tocopherol complex. It is specially produced for formulation of functional drinks and powdered beverages. TocoBev™ 15% is produced from Tocomin® natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex. It contains the full spectrum tocotrienols as well as other phytonutrients such as plant squalene and phytosterols that are naturally extracted together with tocotrienols from virgin crude palm oil.
Partnering with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), Carotech will exhibit at booths 4701 – 4703 at the IFT Food Expo 2011, June 11th – 13th, 2011.
Carotech, incorporated in 1990, is a public listed company in Malaysia (ACE Market). It was the first producer in the world of natural full spectrum tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (Tocomin® & TocominSupraBio®), natural mixed carotene complex (Caromin®) and phytosterol complex (Stelessterol™) via its patented technology.
Besides being the largest producer of tocotrienol, Carotech is also the only GMP-Certified tocotrienol producer in the world.
Tocomin SupraBio® is a patented (US Patent No. 6,596,306) self emulsifying palm tocotrienol complex that ensures optimal tocotrienols oral absorption.
Carotech is a subsidiary of Hovid Ltd (www.hovid.com), one of the largest GMP-certified pharmaceutical companies in Malaysia.
Carotech manufactures these products under the tradenames: Tocomin®, Tocomin SupraBio®, Caromin® and Stelessterol™.