- 03-03-2009, 03:19 PM
Looking at this since it contains more active and is cheaper than PP's Toco-8. Anyone with comments??
High Absorption Formula. Mixed Tocotrienols and Vitamin E
Up to 3X Greater Absorption. TocoSorb™ tocotrienol Vitamin E complex utilizes SupraBio™ enhanced absorption system. Tocotrienols protect cardiovascular function by affecting biosynthesis of cholesterol (mevalonate pathway) and reducing oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL-Cholesterol).
Typically, bioavailability of tocotrienols is low (absolute bioavailability is about 28%). Patented SupraBio™ specialized lipid mixture enhances tocotrienol uptake 2-3 times.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Total Tocotrienols 60 Milligrams *
d-Alpha Tocotrienol 17.3 Milligrams *
d-Beta Tocotrienol 2.6 Milligrams *
d-Gamma Tocotrienol 31.5 Milligrams *
Ddeltatocotrienol 8.6 Milligrams *
Total d-alpha tocopherol 26 International Unit 87%
Plant Squalene 15 Milligrams *
Phytosterols complex 5.3 Milligrams *
Mixed carotenoid complex 75 micrgrams *
- 03-03-2009, 04:22 PM
$16 (at super discount stores)
(these are values for 2 servings, to compare costwise with toco8)
----120 mg tocotrienols
----7.2 g total
----$4.4 per gram
------ d-alpha 52IU (~18mg)
squalene - 30mg
phytosterols - 10.6mg
carotenoids - 150mcg
-----100 mg tocotrienols
-----6 g tocotrienols total
-----$5 per gram
------ d-alpha 30mg
------ d-beta 500mcg
------ d-gamma 315mcg
------ d-delta 31mcg
squalene - 22mg
sterols - 8mg
carotenoids - 200mcg
coq10 - 10 mcg
So tocosorb is a very slightly better deal if you only consider quantity of tocotrienols. Toco8 has more of everything else. Toco8 is also not capped, and since tocotrienols are sensitive to heat I would consider this important. Toco8 is also not sitting in stocked shelves for a year, and is shipped almost as fast as it is bottled.
I definitely give the win to toco8, but it is close enough.
03-03-2009, 04:30 PM
Gamma Tocopherol is the key tocopherol you want.
I would still have to say Toco-8 is superior, even adjusted for cost.
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03-03-2009, 04:38 PM
Ordered two bottles of Toco-8 while it was on sale... should've gotten four.
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03-03-2009, 05:04 PM
and in regards to cost, I typically grab toco8 as part of one of their stacks (TRS, etc), which cuts cost quite a bit. Also, the new PP points program looks like a pretty good deal as well.
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