ANNATTO-E™ 150 30 SOFTGELS Designs for Health


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Annatto-E™ 150 is a unique tocopherol-free, tocotrienols-only product, featuring tocotrienols sourced from the annatto tree. Annatto is the richest known source of tocotrienols, containing 100% tocotrienols (90% delta and 10% gamma isomers), with no tocopherols. Annatto-E™ 150 contains 150 mg per softgel of delta/gamma tocotrienols. Commercial vitamin E supplements are typically rich in tocopherols and low or absent in tocotrienols; however, tocotrienol fractions have unique beneficial effects across a variety of tissues that make them desirable for supporting many aspects of health. Research indicates that tocopherols; especially alpha-tocopherol, may interfere with key therapeutic effects of tocotrienols, so it may be best to dose tocotrienols alone, without tocopherols.
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Vitamin E research has come a long way in recent decades. Vitamin E is not a single nutrient, but rather a complex comprising 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols. Each of these components has a different molecular weight and slightly different chemical structure, which impart distinct properties that influence their biochemical functions. Commercial supplements are typically rich in tocopherols—alpha-tocopherol, in particular—but the tocotrienol fractions have unique effects across a variety of tissues that make them desirable to supplement alone, without tocopherols.
Rich sources of vitamin E include whole grains, such as wheat (especially the germ), rice, barley, oats and corn, as well as palm fruit and annatto. Most of these foods, however, are higher in tocopherols than in tocotrienols (T3). The vitamin E in rice, for example, is comprised of 50% tocopherols, 35% delta- and gamma-T3, and 15% alpha- and beta-T3, which are less potent than the delta and
gamma forms. Palm is a bit higher in tocotrienols: 25% tocopherols, 25% alpha- and beta-T3, and 50% delta- and gamma-T3. But the richest known source of naturally occurring tocotrienols is annatto, which is virtually free of tocopherols and contains 100% tocotrienols (90% delta and 10% gamma). The tocotrienols in Annatto-E™ are sourced from annatto, so they’re exclusively tocotrienols. This was a deliberate choice by Designs for Health, because research indicates that tocopherols—especially alpha-tocopherol—interfere with key effects of tocotrienols, so
it may be best to dose tocotrienols alone, or with 6 hours between tocotrienols and products containing alpha-tocopherol. (See “Why No Tocopherols?” below.) The tocotrienols in this product are provided as Delta Gold®, a patented tocotrienol formula from American River Nutrition. It is manufactured in the US and has GRAS status from the FDA.

Recommended Dose: Adults: Take one softgel per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner

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Our Company Since 1989, Designs for Health has been the health care professional's trusted source for research-backed nutritional products of superior quality. By providing comprehensive support through our extensive product line, ongoing clinical education, and practice development programs, we are able to maximize the potential for successful health outcomes. Our wide array of added-value services not only set us apart, but indicate the depth of our commitment to you. Jonathan and Linda Lizotte, RD, CDN, founded Designs for Health in 1989 with a local team of nutritionists. Managing 22 Northeastern offices, the company's initial focus was to provide nutrition counseling services for the treatment of a variety of health conditions. The success of this endeavor grew, as did the demand for nutritional products to satisfy the specific treatment needs of the company's clinical nutritionists. Realizing that a genuine need existed for a line of nutritional supplements designed by health care professionals, for health care professionals, Designs for Health focused its efforts in this direction. Of utmost importance to the health professionals served by Designs for Health was ?? and still is ?? quality ingredients, efficacious doses, and company integrity. The formation of a Designs for Health branded supplement line led to mass requests from clinicians for further education and support. Advanced training courses were offered, dealing with nutritional approaches to chronic disease. To better serve its customers, Designs for Health responded in 1996 by directing its resources toward the establishment of 3 primary divisions: Professional Products, Research and Education, and Practice Development. With its roots in education, Designs for Health remains committed to providing the latest scientific nutrition research via innovative seminars and conferences. To this day, nutritionally-minded clinicians with ongoing clinical experiences shape the direction of the company. By holding itself to extremely high standards and delivering results, Designs for Health has established itself as one of the fastest growing manufacturers and distributors of nutritional supplements, selling exclusively to the health professionals market. Led by a talented and committed team of professionals whose ultimate goal is to help people lead healthier lives, Designs for Health delivers on its promise to provide the highest quality nutritional products available ?? and the dedicated relevant support needed to ensure optimal results.