Antioxidants, especially Tocotrienol protects all your cells from inflammation especially chronic inflammation which may lead to cancer.
Angiogenesis or formation of blood vessels in cancer cells promotes cancer cell growth to a very great extent. Gamma-Tocotrienol has also been observed to block the activation of a critical pathway (STAT3) in the survival and angiogenesis of cancerous liver cells.
Apoptosis or programmed cell death is the process of elimination and death of cancer cells. Gamma-Tocotrienol has been observed to display apoptotic functions in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by upregulation of Bax, caspase-8, and caspase-9; increasing Bid fragmentation; inhibiting STAT3 and its regulated gene products including Bcl-2, Bcl-xL, survivin, cyclin D1, Mcl-1, and VEGF.
Cell Proliferation is the process by which cancer cells copy their DNA and multiply into more cancer cells and thus leading to the spreading of cancer. Delta Tocotrienol has been observed to possess maximum anti-proliferative characteristics against HCC cells by upregulating peroxiredoxin-4. Although other isoforms of Tocotrienol also were observed to have commendable anti-proliferative characteristics.