Los Angeles, CA, December 14, 2004 — Los Angeles-based Jarrow Formulas’ has unveiled FamilE™, which contains all eight members of the vitamin E family, known as tocopherols and tocotrienols.
The new formulation provides all four members –– alpha, beta, delta and gamma –– of the natural tocopherol family along with all four members of the related tocotrienol family, with the preponderance of the formula consisting of gamma-tocopherol (250 mg per serving) and gamma-tocotrienol (22 mg per serving). Additional cardiovascular protection is provided by lutein (10 mg) and zeaxanthin (0.5 mg) to prevent monocyte migration into the arterial wall plus the powerful lipid-lowering form of vitamin B-5 known as pantethine (100 mg).
By stressing gamma- and delta-tocopherols and the tocotrienols, the product takes advantage of the signaling properties of tocopherols and tocotrienols. These inhibit COX-2 and 5-lipooxygenase activity (i.e., reduce inflammation), lower cholesterol production, inhibit smooth muscle cell proliferation in the arteries, control monocyte adhesion and platelet aggregation, and strongly normalize cell propagation, especially in prostate and breast tissue.
To obtain the full benefits of vitamin E, supplementation should more closely follow the path found in nature: gamma-tocopherol should predominate and the entire E family should be represented along with synergistic nutrients.
“Food intake surveys show that diets naturally high in vitamin E, which includes the entire range of associated nutrients, are health protective,” says Dallas Clouatre, a Jarrow Formulas’ consultant. “Gamma-tocopherol is the predominant form found in nature and vitamin E's tocotrienol cousins are important members of the family, as well. University laboratory work today is confirming the findings of the epidemiologists that gamma- and delta-tocopherol along with the tocotrienols provide superior health benefits.”
Jarrow Formulas’ is a nutritional supplement formulator and marketer founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1988. The company markets its products throughout the United States and internationally in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Israel and Latin America. The company offers a complete line of nutritional products that includes vitamins, minerals, probiotics, standardized herbal concentrates, amino acids, enzymes and enteral nutrition formulations. Jarrow Formulas, Inc. is active in regulatory affairs, helping to maintain American’s rights to free access to dietary supplements. Its products are manufactured by Jarrow Industries Incorporated, a pharmaceutical quality facility located in Santa Fe Springs, CA. For more information, contact Mark Becker, Director, Advertising/Communications toll free at (800) 726-0886 or access the Jarrow Formulas Web site at www.Jarrow.com.
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