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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.
Dr Tan has successfully launched multiple businesses in the nutrition industry and owns an array of patents and intellectual property, keeping him at the forefront of scientific innovation.
He is an internationally celebrated and sought-after speaker, having presented at multiple respected conferences in the field including; IFT, ADA, ASN, IHS, A4M, NPA, AACR, ICIM, AOCS, IAOMT, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Renowned for his engaging warmth and gracious humour, Dr Tan has also been featured in array of popular media including the Ben Greenfield and JJ Virgin podcasts.
Dr Tan is currently the President of American River Nutrition, a natural health R&D company he started with his wife, Elizabeth, in 1998. Described as a scientific pioneer, his mission is simple, improve the everyday health of people’s lives through the rigorous application of DeltaGold® – the first-ever tocopherol-free tocotrienol product extracted from annatto, and the most potent form of vitamin E in existence today.
“I Believe That Tocotrienols
Might Be The Most
Discovery In Our Lifetime”
~Dr Barry Tan
Lea McIntyre is the Customer Relations and Technical Manager at Designs for Health Australia.
Lea has 19 years experience as a qualified naturopath, herbalist and nutritionist. In her clinical practice, she has a special interest in paediatric health and gut health and the relationship between inflammation and neurological conditions.
Lea provides direct support for DFH Practitioners – and frequently provides guidance on GI Map Test reports.
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