- n. Plural form of tocopherol.
“When vitamin E was isolated from plant oils, the term tocopherols was used to name the initial four compounds that shared similar structures.”
“Natural vitamin E comes in eight different forms and four are called tocopherols, the most common types found in supplements.”
“Compared to the normal CYP4F2 enzyme, the W12G variant was better able to degrade several commonly occurring forms of vitamin E called tocopherols, while the V433M variant was less able to break down these forms of the vitamin.”
“Vitamin E mixed tocopherols, not alpha tocopherol: Take 400 IU a day.”
“They concluded by saying, "we propose that a gamma-tocopherol-rich mixture of tocopherols is a very promising cancer-preventive agent and warrants extensive future research.”
“Chances are it contains alpha-tocopherol alone; if so, look for a brand that contains mixed tocopherols which includes alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol with a high gamma relative balance.”
“The tocotrienols were first isolated in 1965, but their roles in the body were not established until 1980 when researchers reported tocotrienols and tocopherols had an ability to lower cholesterol levels.”
“Cancer preventive activities of tocopherols and tocotrienols.”
“Given what scientists have discovered thus far about alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol, however, men should look to choose a mixed tocopherols vitamin E supplement that includes alpha- and gamma-tocopherols, and the reason is simple:”
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