Toco-8 (38 g)
Manufactured By: Primordial Performance
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Toco-8 by Primordial Performance: Advanced Anti-Oxidant and Hairloss Treatment
Toco-8 is a tocotrienol complex extracted from palm fruits (elaies guineensis). Toco-8 supports a healthy cardiovascular system and optimal hormone production. It is a water soluble powder for enhanced bio-availability and is designed to be mixed with your favorite beverage or protein shake. At the maximum recommended dose, Toco-8 will last 60 days.
The tocotrienols in Toco-8 are super powerful anti-oxidants which have been proven to have powerful health benefits for the endocrine & cardiovascular system. Tocotrienols play an important role in increasing the "hormone production" signal from the brain to the testes, while also increasing the testes testosterone production capacity.
Recently, our unique tocotrienol complex has been granted a US patent for its benefit at preventing hair loss and promoting hair regrowth in individuals suffering from alopecia. In the study, all individuals supplemented with the tocotrienol complex showed a positive result, with an average 42% increase in hair count after 5 months of treatment. This is a much welcomed alternative to the popular hair loss drug Finasteride, a drug which reduces DHT and contributes to a host of side effects such as libido loss, gynecomastia, and depression.
Technically speaking, Toco-8 is a natural Vitamin E supplement, but to call it a "natural Vitamin E supplement" puts it in the same category as every other generic Vitamin E product on the market. The fact is, the natural Vitamin E found in your local supplement shop or grocery store is not natural at all. Rather, almost all Vitamin E products on the market are actually synthetic Vitamin E; a potentially dangerous and cheap byproduct of soybean oil, known as alpha-tocopherol (Go ahead, take a look on your vitamin label).
What makes Toco-8 different than every other Vitamin E?
First, it's important to understand that Vitamin E is actually a term used to describe a family of nutrients. Most people think that there is only one Vitamin E, when in fact there are 8 different members that make up the Vitamin E family, listed below...
The tocopherol family:
The tocotrienol family:
All of them have important functions in the body and each a unique action. Unfortunately, the only form that's been readily available is the alpha-tocopherol (contained in most generic Vitamin E supplements).
The popularity of alpha-tocopherol stems from the fact that it is an incredibly abundant and cheap form of Vitamin E. In the early 1900's, during the popular time of vitamin discovery, alpha-tocopherol appeared to be the only Vitamin E utilized in the body, because it happened to be the only vitamin E easily detected in blood. (Tocotrienols tend to accumulate and protect the liver, brain, and subcutaneous tissues, while being very hard to detect in blood.) It wasn't until recently that the other forms of Vitamin E, such as the tocotrienols, began to be uncovered as very important nutrients for human health.
The irony is that most Vitamin E products claim to be "natural" because the Vitamin E is naturally extracted from soybean oil, but then synthetically altered to create pure alpha-tocopherol. So, we miss out on all the other forms, and end up with something very unnatural. This creates a major imbalance. For instance, the National Academy of Sciences recently announced that supplementing with alpha-tocopherol alone depletes the body of the other members of the Vitamin E family. This is a problem because it is the "other" Vitamin E's that show the most impressive benefits for improving cardiovascular health and hair regrowth.
Most alarming, is that tocotrienols are already extremely low in Western diets, while being simultaneously depleted by the ever dominating alpha-tocopherol supplementation! Tocotrienols should be first on your list of supplements!
So what's so special about these Tocotrienols and what are the benefits?
Tocotrienols are short & slippery. That's right. Due to a unique stereochemical shape, and short "tail" in their phytyl chain, Tocotrienols have increased cellular mobility. Imagine natural tocotrienols as the "short & slippery" forms of Vitamin E that can pass through cytosol and cell membranes to impart their positive effects, rather than becoming clustered like a synthetic form of alpha-tocopherol.
You've probably heard people tell you to "get your vitamins from natural sources". Now you can, with Toco-8. That's because Toco-8 is an all natural extraction which preserves the perfect natural ratio of all 8 tocotrienols and tocopherols with a high ratio of tocotrienol content. To say that Toco-8 is superior to other vitamin E supplements would be an understatement. Toco-8 is a revolution for vitamin supplementation and male health.
The specific ratio of vitamin E's in Toco-8 offer the following unique benefits:
Why buy this Tocotrienol complex from Primordial Performance?
The difference is freshness. It's important to realize, that the tocotrienol powder extracted from palm fruits is essentially an unpreserved food that is extremely susceptible to degradation from heat.
We import the tocotrienol powder directly from the GMP certified manufacturer in Malaysia, package the sensitive tocotrienol powder in our own in-house facility, while keeping the tocotrienol powder refrigerated until the order ships. This means that you are getting the freshest and most biologically active tocotrienol complex on the market - generally less than 2-3 weeks old by the time it reaches you, the customer. This is more than can be said for a gelcap that is exposed to extensive heat for the encapsulation process, plus stored on shelves for months as it goes from manufacturer > distributor > wholesalers > customer.Note: Toco-8 has a shelf-life of 6 months at room temperature and one year if stored in the refrigerator. If not immediately using Toco-8 we recommend refrigerating the product for maximum freshness.
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toco up your pct By: Yacoub
Review posted on: 2009-07-16 10:16:33 -0400
i have to be fair, as i did not and do not plan to use this as a standalone. so i wont be commenting on that aspect. but used withing pct like sustain alpha and/or with a test booster/divanil stack it really shines i would estimate a 30 to 50% boost when used as above. pct start to feel like their working much faster when toco-8 is added even test boosters get a boost, sometimes an uncomfortable one(when your crotch start feeling like a boiler room you will know what i mean ;-) ) recommend as part of a stack