from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of closely related, fat-soluble alcohols constituting vitamin E and similar compounds.
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- n. Any of several isomers of the principal component of vitamin E, each containing a chromanol ring and an isoprene side-chain.
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- n. a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
To prevent oxidation, the oil should contain an antioxidant such as tocopherol (vitamin E).
Many skin creams contain a much more user-friendly form, called tocopherol acetate, but this doesn’t do the magic of alpha-tocopherol.
Higher intakes of gamma-tocopherol, which is a form of vitamin E, may reduce the risk of lung cancer, "said Ladia M. Hernandez, senior research dietitian in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Texas M.
Higher intakes of gamma-tocopherol, which is a form of vitamin E, may reduce the risk of lung cancer, "said Ladia M. Hernandez, M.S.,
When vitamin E was first discovered, one fraction seemed to be more potent and necessary for pregnancy, so the scientists named it alpha tocopherol -- "tocopherol" from the Greek meaning "to give birth."
Vitamin E mixed tocopherols, not alpha tocopherol: Take 400 IU a day.
Only a few studies, all involving dietary sources, have evaluated other types, such as gamma - or beta-tocopherol or substances called tocotrienols.
Their findings suggest that increased intake of E from foods low in alpha-tocopherol and high in the other types may help ward off disease.
The research we cited used alpha-tocopherol, the type of vitamin E in most supplements.
Research suggests that the Vitamin E found in its natural form in foods such as avocados is indeed protective, while synthetic Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol acetate) supplements do not show this protective effect.
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