Tocotrienols are a unique form of vitamin E that possess many biologically active properties that plain vitamin E does not. Researchers have now shown that gamma tocotrienol can influence gene signals of immune cells in the lungs in a way that prevents key problems involved with the pathogenesis of asthma.
Regardless of the cause of asthma, which is often due to antibiotic use and an overgrowth of digestive Candida albicans, the lungs become the weak spot. Immune cells and epithelial cells in the lungs struggle to cope with perpetual inflammatory signaling, resulting in an adverse inflammatory cascade that not only impairs breathing but also leads to tissue damage and progression of poor respiratory health. In essence, there’s an adverse inflammatory party going on in the lungs.
This new study shows that gamma tocotrienol can directly change key gene signals in the lungs to inhibit this inflammatory process. While is not a cure for asthma, this study suggests that gamma tocotrienol can help reduce injury in the lungs and improve breathing. It joins nutrients like quercetin, magnesium, fisetin, vitamin D, vitamin C, and folic acid in helping asthmatic individuals improve their respiratory health.
Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist