“Geranylgeraniol is intrinsically and intimately connected to our bone health. This includes any areas with calcium, like your teeth or bones.”
-Dr. Barrie Tan
Dr. Barrie Tan is hailed as a trailblazer and the world’s foremost expert on vitamin E. A scientist first and foremost, Dr. Tan earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and spent several years as a professor at UMass. His research expertise includes lipid-soluble nutrients (carotenoids, E vitamers, CoQ10, and omega-3s) that impact chronic conditions. He was the first to introduce tocotrienols benefits to the nutrition industry and developed the first-ever tocopherol-free tocotrienol product derived from annatto. Dr. Tan continues to collaborate with numerous universities worldwide to further tocotrienol research. Beyond tocotrienol, Dr. Tan’s research now spans into geranylgeraniol (GG), a critical endogenous nutrient for healthy aging.
Dr. Tan has held roles of Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Board Member for multinational organizations. His career includes periods working in association with the US Armed Forces and a Prince of Thailand as well as being an internationally celebrated and sought-after speaker, having presented at multiple respected conferences in the field. Dr. Tan has also been featured in an array of popular media.
Dr. Tan is currently the President of American River Nutrition, a natural health R&D company he started with his wife, Elizabeth, in 1998. Described as a scientific pioneer, his mission is simple, to improve the everyday health of people’s lives. In today’s episode, Dr. Tan explains why all vitamin E is not the same. He discusses the benefits of both Annatto Tocotrienols and GG for your bone and overall health. You don’t want to miss this interview full of information that can positively impact your health.
Supplements recommended by Dr. Tan:
Timestamps:[04:06] The benefits of Vitamin E as we age [08:50] Remarkable study on bone strength and tocotrienols [18:36] How long until you see results from supplements? [23:06] Why aren’t tocotrienols used in conventional medicine? [27:53] What is geranylgeraniol? (GG) [38:02] Connection between menopause and dental health [43:59] Supplements you should take when on bisphosphonate [48:48] Clearing up doses and what can be combined [50:50] Quick recap and breakdown of today’s episode
Lastly, in case you missed it, check out last week’s podcast:
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