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Happy Bones, Happy Life

May 28, 2024

Did you know that oxidation is a major player in many chronic health issues? Now, imagine a world where a simple supplement could revolutionize your bone health and protect you from chronic conditions. Intrigued? You should be!


In this episode, we explore the world of vitamin E, specifically focusing on the lesser-known annatto tocotrienols. Unlike its well-known counterpart, alpha-tocopherol, which has been shown to be less effective and even potentially harmful, annatto tocotrienols are making waves in the health community for their incredible benefits.


Joining us today is the pioneer behind this groundbreaking discovery–Barrie Tan, PhD. Dubbed the “Tocotrienol King” by the esteemed cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra, Dr. Tan's expertise and passion for tocotrienols are unparalleled. He will share his insights on how annatto tocotrienols and geranylgeraniol (GG) can significantly improve bone health, especially for people with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia.


Whether you're looking to protect your bones as you age or seeking ways to reduce inflammation and lower your risk of chronic diseases, Dr. Tan's information could be life-changing. 


Don't miss the chance to enhance your health journey with the latest scientific insights in today's episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!


“I'm really grateful and blessed. When I went to South America 25 years ago, looking for something totally different, I was distracted by this wonderful-looking plant in the Amazonia. Little did I know that when I removed the color, there was this powerful vitamin E known as tocotrienol that most plants never make except this plant.” - Barrie Tan, PhD


In this episode:

- [02:58] - What is Annatto tocotrienol?

- [06:19] - How is Annatto tocotrienol different from the other vitamin E that we know?

- [08:23] - What does the research show about Annatto?

- [12:35] - How much fat is necessary in a meal?

- [13:21] - Is there anything you should not take with Annatto tocotrienol?

- [19:07] - The impact of tocotrienols in menopausal women

- [21:17] - What is GG, and how does it affect the body?

- [30:56] - Are animals better than humans in converting K1 into K2?

- [34:39] - What is the recommended GG dosage for bone health?

- [38:44] - Does GG do anything to keep the half-life of MK-4 longer in the body?

- [47:24] - Is there anyone who should not take Annatto tocotrienol?

- [48:31] - What is GG responsible for?


Resources mentioned

- Osteoporosis Exercises to Strengthen Your Bones and Prevent Fractures - Free download -

- Dr. Tan's book on Annatto Tocotrienols  (free download) -

- Supplements Dr. Tan mentioned and recommended doses:

All supplements can be purchased for a significant discount at Margie's Fullscript dispensary -

1. Annatto-E® 300 - this is the dose he recommends for osteoporosis

2. Annatto-E ™ GG - 2 capsules for a daily dose of 300 mg for osteoporosis

3. CoQnol™ 100 or 200 - combination GG and CoQ10

4. Primal Multi™ - the multivitamin that contains tocotrienols 


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