SourceOne is a global leader in delivering the many health benefits of fresh, virgin red palm oil derived products like our proprietary TocoSource® palm tocotrienol.

TocoSource® palm tocotrienol is formulated into patented products we exclusively supply worldwide including the following category leaders…

  • Cholesstrinol™

  • Ultimate Red Yeast Rice®

  • Cholesstrinol™ HPe

  • Brain Pro Sport 3.0®

  • Omega Choice® with TocoSource® Plus

  • Cardio E® Naturally Balanced E Isomers

  • ActivBrain® and more!

In nature, there are 8 different forms or isomers of natural Vitamin E alpha, beta, gamma, and delta tocopherol and the corresponding alpha, beta, gamma, and delta tocotrienol. The most technologically advanced production methods ensure optimal potency and purity of both the naturally occurring tocopherols and tocotrienol all non GMO and natural sourced.

Unique phytonutrients from red palm oil such as tocotrienols and mixed carotene have recently gained significant attention in the United States as a result of the famed Dr. Mehmet Oz’s (renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and TV personality of “The Dr. Oz Show”) program where he mentioned that red palm oil is his “Most Miraculous Find For 2013” to address the aging process, particularly in support of brain and heart health.

A growing body of evidence points to a promising future for tocotrienol from fresh, virgin red palm oil in high value dermatological products for protecting the skin against free radicals.. As natural antioxidants, tocotrienol is granted GRAS status by the US FDA and can be readily incorporated in cosmetics and skin care products.

We offer products in both standard formulation and VESIsorb® Delivery system.

VESIsorb® ensures optimal absorption and bioavailabilty of tocopherols and tocotrienols regardless of concomitant fat … this means you don’t need to eat fat to aid with the absorption of these valuable nutrients.

VESIsorb® addresses the key factors related to technologically advanced delivery systems for fat or lipid based natural ingredients.

  • Homogenous versus Heterogeneous
  • Speed of conversion
  • Stability
  • Reproducibility for consistency at the consumer level

This is important because these nutrients can deliver valuable health benefits, but they are expensive and particular attention needs to be given to ensure optimal absorption and utilization by the body.

A comparison of a leading brand to SourceOne’s TocoSource® palm tocotrienol from virgin red palm oil in the patented VESIsorb® self-assembling colloidal droplet delivery system.

We made a simple comparison of the key absorption factors “ size and uniformaity” provided valuable insight about formulation and end product differences.

  1. Experimental set up
    1. In vitro conversion of the capsule fill into delivery system
      • Dilution factor: 1 + 99
      • Dilution medium: Water (body temperature)
    2. Particle Size Analysis
      • Principle: Dynamic laser light scattering
      • Instrument: Malvern Zetasizer Nano S
      • Data reporting: Volume Distribution
    Table 1: Particle Size Analysis (PSA)
    Capsule Fill Lot no. PSA Volume Distribution
    Peak Diameter [nm] % Volume
    Leading Brand Tocotrienols N.A. 1
    TocoSource® Tocotrienols
    429.001-60811 1


  2. Results
    • The data presented in Table 1 shows that upon dilution with water the TocoSource® fill forms smaller particles than Leading brand.

      TocoSource ® vs Leading Brand Particle Size Analysis

    • Furthermore, the TocoSource® delivery system is homogeneous (1 peak), whereas the Leading brand formulation is heterogeneous (3 peaks).
    • The difference in particle size is also reflected in the optical appearance. The aqueous TocoSource® dilution is opalescent and slightly transparent, whereas the
      Leading brand dilution is milky (Figure 1).

      Figure 1: Appearance of aqueous dilutions of Leading brand and TocoSource

  • Red palm oil is an edible oil from palm fruits.
  • It is a rich, natural source for tocotrienols (a unique form of vitamin E) and carotenoids (Pro-vitamin A).
  • Red palm oil has more of the antioxidant carotene than tomatoes or carrots!
  • Red palm fruit oil contains a special form of vitamin E – tocotrienols
  • Tocotrienols from red palm oil is a powerful brain and heart protective vitamin E
  • This unique combination of tocotrienols and carotenes might help stall the aging process!

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