Brain injury can be devastating, whether from concussion, stroke or TIA. There is hope – tocotrienols are now proven to improve recovery and increase protection against brain injury.

Tocotrienols are a natural form of vitamin E. While found in our daily diet, generally in cereal grains (oat, barley, rye and rice bran), the more effective tocotrienol dosage for recovery from brain injury is derived from palm oil. The tocotrienols from EVNol SupraBio, as found in BioTrienol and TocoKrill from Biomed, are backed by research to heal brain injuries.


Over the last 25 years, research funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) has identified six impressive health benefits that can be derived from tocotrienols (verses regular vitamin E tocopherols) including neuroprotection, cardioprotection, liver and skin health, hair growth, and immunity. These benefits are based on both double-blind placebo-controlled human clinical trials (using tocotrienols from EVNol SupraBio) and over 700 published papers.

Neuroprotection Against Stroke Induced Brain Injuries

Prof. C. Sen at the Ohio State University Medical Center and NIH researched the use of tocotrienols (EVNol SupraBio) for neuroprotection and reducing white matter stroke-induced lesions. Specifically, EVNol SupraBio prevented loss of white matter fiber tract connectivity following stroke and triggered an increase in blood circulation through collateral arteries to the area of the brain that suffered ischemic stroke (Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 2011).

Brain White Matter

Studies (in vitro, in vivo and human clinical trials) have shown that oral supplementation of d-mixed tocotrienols, containing a minimum of 100nM of d-alpha tocotrienol, protect against stroke-induced injuries and support healthy nerve/brain cells. This is a significant finding, as it shows a prophylactic potential for people at high risk for stroke and those who have had transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke).


There are five identified mechanisms to illustrate how tocotrienols prevent stroke-induced injuries and apoptosis, namely in modulating chemical signals within the neuronal cells and protect these cells from stroke-induced degeneration:

  1. Inhibition of C-src kinase (Sen et al 2000, 2007)
  2. Inhibition of 12-Lipoxygenase (Khanna et al 2003)
  3. Inhibition of Phospholipase A2 (Sen et al 2010)
  4. Up-regulation of Multidrug Resistance-Associated Protein 1 (MRP1) (Sen et al2011)
  5. Inhibition of 12-LOX activity to preserve miR29b (neuronal survival factor) (Khanna S et al 2013)

Neuroprotection Through Reducing the Progression of White Matter Lesions (WML)

Brain WMLs are abnormal hyper-intense regions observed in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). They are related to vascular events of the brain and an indication of fragile brain vascular networks, a prognostic measure for future stroke risk. Human clinical trials involved volunteers with confirmed WMLs through MRI and cardiovascular risk factors. After 2 years of taking 200 mg twice daily of mixed d-tocotrienols from EVNol SupraBio, results revealed a reduction of white matter lesions in the brain (as published in Stroke (2014) 45(5):1422-8), which reduces the risk of full blown stroke.

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Healing From Brain Injury

The application for tocotrienols are widespread, ranging from aging to neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s, dementia) and injury to the brain through stroke, TIA, and concussions. Tocotrienols are emerging as the most potent neuroprotective form of natural vitamin E, and are integral for brain health and brain protection, especially among baby boomers and the senior population. With benefits beyond neuroprotection, use BioTrienol or TocoKrill (both containing EVNol SupraBio mixed d-tocotrienols) with all your at-risk and patients over 50 years old.


<p><strong>BioTrienol</strong> is recommended for patients with fish allergies as it does not contail Krill Oil.</p>

<p><a href=BioTrienol Dosage recommendations: Neuroprotection, brain protection (reduce risk of stroke) – 4 cap daily.
Healthy cognitive function (Alzheimer’s prevention) – 2 caps daily.
Improve blood circulation (reduce arterial stiffness, blood clotting and atherosclerosis – reduce risk of stroke) – 1- 4 caps daily.

* caution/warning – not to be used in patients taking blood thinners


<p><strong>TocoKrill</strong> also contains added Krill Oil EPA and DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acids.</p>

<p><a href=TocoKrill Dosage recommendations: Neuroprotection, brain protection (reduce risk of stroke) – 4 cap daily.
Healthy cognitive function (Alzheimer’s prevention) – 2 caps daily.
Improve blood circulation (reduce arterial stiffness, blood clotting and atherosclerosis – reduce risk of stroke) – 1- 4 caps daily.

* caution/warning – not to be used in patients taking blood thinners

Do you have cold hands and cold feet? Do you have difficulty losing weight? Do you experience constipation? Do you have dry skin or brittle nails? If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, your thyroid may be out of balance.

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland on the neck which is the master metabolic regulator of the body and it does this by controlling the temperature of the body. Every biochemical process in every cell in your body needs to function at a certain temperature, if the temperature is off by even a slight amount then this can slow down or speed up the metabolism in the body.

When the temperature is lower than normal, this is called hypothyroidism and leads to a slow down of metabolism seen as cold intolerance, constipation, dry skin and hair, difficulty losing weight or weight gain, fatigue, headaches, depression, infertility, low libido, hair loss, sluggishness, mood swings and low body temperature in general.

When the temperature is higher than normal, this is called hyperthyroidism, when the metabolism is fast, you have difficulty keeping weight on. Often people hear this and say, that sounds great, but the problem is that you have breakdown of tissues including organs and muscles, anxiety, insomnia, loose stools, nervousness, sweating, palpitations, hyperactivity, eye disorders.

FIVE causes of thyroid dysfunction:

  1. Nutrient Deficiencies: The enzyme that converts inactive T4 to active T3 needs zinc, selenium, B6 and B12. For the thyroid gland to make thyroid hormones there must be adequate iodine in the body. If there are not adequate amounts of these minerals and nutrients in the body, then this will affect the proper functioning of the thyroid.
  2. Heavy Metal Toxicity: Heavy metals in the body from dental amalgams, cigarette smoke, cosmetics, tattoos, can interfere with the conversion of T4 to T3.
  3. Liver Congestion: The liver is where the hormones are metabolized. If the liver is congested with toxins and not functioning optimally, then it is unable to effectively make hormones, including thyroid hormones.
  4. Adrenal Dysfunction: The thyroid and adrenals work really closely together. If the adrenal function is challenged, then the thyroid will act as its back up plan and this will deplete thyroid function. Proper adrenal gland function is necessary to convert T4 to T3.
  5. Toxic Overload: Certain medications including the birth control pill, hormone replacement therapy, beta-blockers, chemotherapy agents will interfere in proper thyroid function. Hormone Disrupting Chemicals such as bisphenol A, phthalates, pesticides, xenoestrogens can cause toxic damage to thyroid hormone receptors.

One of the easiest way to access if your thyroid is functioning properly is to check your body temperature. Your oral body temperature should be between 36.5℃-36.8℃ (97.8℉-98.2℉). Check this for 3 days in a row. If your body temperature falls outside of this range, then you may have thyroid issues. This is best approached from a comprehensive, naturopathic assessment that looks at the body from a functional, biochemical perspective and takes into consideration body temperature, comprehensive lab results and clinical presentation.

What is true health in the broadest sense? It is not only a healthy body and mind, but above all, a free flowing life energy. Rubimed Therapy (Psychosomatic Energetics) arose from the idea that the basis of genuine health is the harmonious interaction of the three most important components of our organism, namely the body (soma), the mind (psyche) and our life energy (energetics).

With 20 years of research and study of modern German biophysics, Dr. Reimar Banis is considered to be one of the world’s leading figures in energy medicine. It is of firm conviction from his experience in daily practise that energy blocks, due to emotional conflicts, are the primary cause of interpersonal problems and the majority of diseases. His revolutionary natural healing method combines ancient knowledge with modern medicine and psychology. This method is backed by body-mind science that has been extensively researched and documented through the discipline of psychoneuroimmunology.

Psychoneuroimmunology has established that emotional health and the immune system are deeply interdependent. This makes sense. We know the immune and hormonal systems are influenced by the brain and nervous system. This clearly links the effects of stress and emotional trauma to a weakened immune system leading to slow healing, allergies, chronic infections and autoimmune conditions.

How is Rubimed Therapy beneficial? It identifies and addresses unresolved emotional issues, which in turn resolve the physical, emotional and mental symptoms related to the issue. In addition, stress and anxiety are reduced, increased energy on the physical, mental and emotional levels is experienced, the body is better able to detoxify and homeostasis is brought back into balance. In a greater sense, PSE provides an avenue to attain greater self-knowledge and to learn how to understand others better, becoming healthier and happier in the process.

Rubimed Therapy is backed by clinical research with well documented patient benefits. A recent clinical study published by the Swiss Journal for Complimentary Medicine reports an 86% success rate in 936 cases treating physical and mental/emotional complaints. Heal the mind and you can heal the body.