Barrie Tan, Ph. D., President of American River Nutrition, Inc.
Dr. Barrie Tan earned his doctorate degree in Analytical Biochemistry at the University of Otago, New Zealand and he continued his research and post-doctorate work at Auburn University in Alabama.
He served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Chemistry & Food Sciences Departments, authoring over 40 archival journal and technical papers.
In 1998 he founded American River Nutrition, Inc.
is one of the pioneering researchers responsible for the classification of Tocotrienols as a distinct class of nutrients.
research has focused on how Tocotrienols relate to the more commonly recognized vitamin E compounds known as Tocopherols.
findings have concluded that Tocotrienols actually have 50 times the antioxidant capacity of Tocopherols.
This discovery led Dr. Tan
to develop Tocotrienol ingredients into dietary supplements with great phyto-nutrient value and rich in antioxidants.
research into phyto-nutrients, and in particular Tocotrienols, and their impact and effect on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cancer, myopathy and sarcopenia and cholesterol.