This article will show you the most significant research categories for red palm oil (palm fruit) based phytonutrients in relation to human health. Although hundreds of studies have been conducted, many will not be mentioned here. This timeline will focus on the categories that have shown the most promise and have progressed towards human clinical research.
In the past 30 years, scientific research has exploded for the phytonutrients in red palm oil. The major groups of phytonutrients are tocols and carotenoids. These two groups of phytonutrients are commonly separated from each other, and researched independently to more accurately characterize their unique effects. However, these phytonutrients have an additive, or even synergistic effect, when taken together as nature intended. Therefore, this timeline will show the research for both tocols and carotenoids to provide information most relevant to the full spectrum phytonutrient extract of red palm oil –
NOTE: This timeline will be kept up-to-date with the latest research findings as they are published.