familE™ contains all eight members of the vitamin E family, known as tocopherols and tocotrienols. These “Toco’s”-4 forms of tocopherols and 4 forms of tocotrienols, typically found concentrated in plant seeds and vegetable oils, are combined with the cardiovascular nutrients lutein and pantethine.
familE™ is specifically rich in Gamma tocopherol and tocotrienols (Tocomin©) for enhanced antioxidant and cardiovascular function. Excess d-Alpha tocopherol depletes Gamma tocopherol. familE™ is fortified with a molecular distillate of palm fruit oil, providing the most potent and comprehensive tocotrienol complex.
familE™ protects cardiovascular function by reducing the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins. Squalene is naturally found in the liver and is a building block for hormones. Lutein is a xanthophyll (oxygenated carotenoid) that occurs in nature with zeaxanthin, a closely related carotenoid. An experimental study indicates that lutein protects vascular health by inhibiting monocyte migration into the arterial cells. Pantethine (Pantesin©) is the stable disulfide form of pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5), and it is the physiological coenzyme A precursor in the Krebs cycle. Pantethine supports lipid metabolism by its ability to raise levels of CoA, a cofactor involved in several metabolic pathways including carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.