Tocotrienols are members of the vitamin E family and isomers of vitamin E, known for their various health benefits. Tocotrienols are found in some oils, wheat, rice, barley, rye and oats. Several new sources are discovered by scientists, including Annatto. They are mainly extracted from high concentration palm oil and are generally not found in low concentrations.
Due to the incendiary awareness of tocotrienols and their enormous health benefits and application in various types of cancer treatments and other health benefits, they are a point of interest for researchers and their demand in the global market is growing rapidly. However, in current research on tocotrienols, only 1% of research on vitamin E is responsible.
Tocotrienols market segmentation:
The tocotrienol market is segmented according to its isomers / types, end use in different applications and according to regions.
Based on the type of tocotrienols, the market is segmented into alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocotrienols. All species have a different chemical structure. However, alpha and gamma tocotrienols are predominant in nature. Alpha-tocotrienols may protect the brain from strokes and related injuries. Gamma tocotrienols can help prevent serious heart damage after a stroke. While delta-tocotrienols can slow platelet aggression.
The tocotrienols market is further segmented based on their end uses as dietary supplements, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, functional foods, and beverages. Knowing the ultimate properties of tocotrienols to prevent and treat cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke, the end use in the pharmaceutical market segment is higher than other end use market segments. The known benefits of vitamin E relatives are driving the demand for tocotrienols in the cosmetics market segment. Tocotrienols are also used as food supplements because it is a necessary element. Athletes, bodybuilders, and joggers also use tocotrienols after strenuous activities, such as exercise, for protein and lipid peroxidation.
The tocotrienol market is further segmented by regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. Tocotrienols are already widely used in Asia-Pacific, where they have become part of the diet. Other regions are also quickly recognizing the benefits of including tocotrienols in the diet.
Tocotrienols Market Drivers:
The increasing application of tocotrienols in the pharmaceutical industry due to its benefits such as fighting cancer, lowering cholesterol, cardiovascular diseases, etc. is a major market driver. They are considered a “generally recognized as safe (GRAS)” substance and can be used as an additive in dietary supplements.
The growing number of health conscious consumers and their concern regarding unhealthy lifestyle as well as poor diet is expected to drive the market demand for tocotrienols in the near future. Researchers have developed a new drug called EVNolSupraBio, which has been shown to help cure Alzheimer’s disease. It could save people from heart attacks associated with brain disease.