Rice Bran Oil is extracted from the germ and inner husk of fresh rice bran. RICE BRAN OIL is a natural, refined vegetable oil that has relatively high amounts of Vitamin E.
Rice Bran Oil is high in fatty acids and unsaponifiables and contains about 1.5% of gammaoryzanol. The high antioxidant property of gammaoryzanol has been widely recognized. Studies have shown several physiological effects related to gamma-oryzanol and related rice bran oil components. These include its ability to reduce plasma cholesterol.
Rice Bran Oil contains significant levels (approximately 500 ppm) of tocotrienols. These occur in at least four known forms and are similar to the tocopherols in chemical structure. They belong to the vitamin E family and are powerful natural antioxidants.