January 10, 2013

Dr Oz Red Palm Oil Review: Our Brains Are Like Apple’s

Dr Oz Red Palm Oil review: Our brains are like Apple’s.

Per Dr Oz (via naturalproductinsider) - The key ingredients in red palm oil are
  • Carotene - an antioxidant
  • Tocotrienols – cardioprotective vitamin E
You combine these two together and you’re going to stop the aging process, protect the cells and all the tissues in the body
Dr. Oz and Wyld explained palm fruit oil provides protection against age-related brain and heart diseases, arterial blockage and unhealthy level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
A perfect miracle supplement.

sciencebasedmedicine looks deeper at the quotes and claims from the Dr Oz show 
This apple is just like our brain. When…oxygen from the environment, stress hits it, it will ultimately denature, it will become rotten. We all know the culinary trick…of putting lemon juice juice or lime juice on our fruit salad or apple. That protects it, keeps it white. Well red palm oil does the exact same thing in our brains, protecting it….That special form of tocotrienols we’re talking about, that special form of vitamin E, is actually going to increase blood circulation, it’s going to reduce incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s, so it’s going to protect our most important organ.
And, the claims
  • Red palm oil protects against dementia and Alzheimer’s.
  • Red palm oil reduces bad cholesterol, reduces atherosclerosis, and prevents new blood clots.
  • Red palm oil spot reduces belly fat.

And concludes 
If there is one thing that really frustrates me about the Dr. Oz show is that he ignores the boring-but-factual and always hypes the gimmicks. Red palm oil is no exception. It’s foolish and short-sighted to declare red palm oil as healthy or beneficial based on the limited data that exists. The history of dietetics and nutrition is replete with cases of extrapolating preliminary data into supplement and dietary advice, only to see population-level data, and good clinical trials later refute it.

Dr Oz’s previous recommendation was green coffee bean extract.

As always, do your own diligence before using any supplements.

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