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Mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols

Keywords: antioxidant, inflammation, aging, cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, dyskinesia, restless leg syndrome, preeclampsia, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diabetes, cataracts, retinopathy, macular degeneration

Vitamin E Tocotrienol Complex

Vitamin E is the collective name for eight compounds found in nature: four tocopherols and four tocotrienols, all identified by the prefixes ‘alpha’, ‘beta’, ‘gamma’ and ‘delta’.

The best-known role of vitamin E is that of an antioxidant — i.e., protection of body’s tissues from damaging oxidative processes which arise both from normal metabolism and from toxic agents. In terms of antioxidant activity, the alpha-tocopherol form has been considered the most active; but recent research suggests that the other chemical forms may actually be equivalent or superior. A mixture appears to offer the best protection.

The tocotrienols have been shown in recent studies to have additional roles that do not seem to depend upon their antioxidant properties. For example, dramatic improvements in cholesterol levels in the blood have been achieved with tocotrienol supplementation. And gamma-tocotrienol has proved to be an inhibitor of the growth of liver, breast, and prostate cancers.

Vitamin E supplements have been promoted for a variety of ailments. Applications for which there is scientific support include: tardive dyskinesia, restless leg syndrome, eye inflammation, preeclampsia, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, stroke, cataracts, retinopathy, macular degeneration, and male infertility.

SOFTGELS
CAT No. PER SOFTGEL PER BOTTLE PER DAY Our Price This Order
SN0405 34 mg 30 softgels 1-2 softgels $29.54
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Pronunciation: tocopherol tō·kofʹ·er·ol, tocotrienol toʹ·ko·træʹ·ēn·ol


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Last modified 2010.09.01

LifeLink’s Vitamin E Tocotrienol is a product of Source Naturals.