Dr Barrie Tan is hailed as a trailblazer and the world’s foremost expert on vitamin E. A scientist first and foremost, Dr Tan earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Otago, New Zealand and spent several years as a professor at UMass. Dr Tan has committed himself to the research and development of phytonutrients that reduce and slow chronic disorders.
Dr Tan is credited with discovering a form of vitamin E called tocotrienol from three major sources – Palm, Rice and Annatto.
Dr Tan is the editor of two prestigious books on tocotrienol and founder of the International Tocotrienol Conference, Dr Tan was dubbed the “Tocotrienol King” by Dr Stephen Sinatra, a highly respected and sought-after cardiologist, due to his “research background, keen knowledge, and active involvement in studying tocotrienols.”
Dr Tan has held roles of Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Board Member for multinational organizations. His career includes periods working in association with the US Armed Forces and a Prince of Thailand.