The Tocotrienol King: Barrie Tan
Annatto Tocotrienols Might Be The Most important Antioxidant Discovery In Our Lifetime
It is my hope that once youve learned about annatto tocotrienol, you will be able to make changes that wil improve both your health and your life.
Being a researcher and scientist, Dr. Tan sure loves his developments and research and this passion is what helped him discover the Tocotrienols. But how did his journey begin?
In 1983, when he was in Malaysia, he noticed that the Palm produces carotenes (bright-colored pigments important in the process of photosynthesis) as a biproduct. This made him wonder that what might be the excat chemical components of the Palm oil. After returning to the U.S., he began his research, and he discovered a light brownish portion which seemed to possess high antioxidant properties. And later he would discover that they were Tocotrienols! He was amazed at their anti-oxidizing abilities. Later, he also discovered Tocotrienols in Rice, but this was only the beginning.
In the late 1990s, when Dr. Tan was in South America, he was researching on some marigold flowers but what caught his eye was an annatto plant, just thirty feet away. He opened a fruit pod of the annatto plant and saw no flesh but seeds. He rubbed the seeds, and an intense red oil coated his hand. And the rest is history!
Later when he went back to the United States., he discovered that the Annatto contained only Tocotrienols unlike Palm and Rice which contained Tocopherols as well! Thus, finding the purest resources of Tocotrienols!
Till date, Dr. tan has held roles of Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Board Member for several multinational organizations. He has also been associated and worked with the US Armed Forces and the Prince of Thailand. Recently, he has launched and lead several successful businesses in the health and nutrition sector and owns innumerable patents and intellectual property.
He is not only a renowned researcher and scientist but also a celebrated speaker who has been featured in several international conferences like ADA, IFT, HIS, ASN, NPA, A4M, AOCS, IAOMT, ICIM, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He has also been featured in several popular media which includes the Ben Greenfield and JJ Virgin podcasts.
Today, Dr. Tan is the president of a natural health R&D company, which he started with his wife, American river Nutrition which manufactures the most potent Vitamin E and 100% Tocopherol free, DeltaGold (EANNATTO – Tocotrienol)!