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What Is alpha-Tocotrienol?

alpha-Tocotrienol, Ξ±-tocotrienol, is one of eight members of the group that collectively are called Vitamin E, and one of four tocotrienols.

All tocotrienols have some physical antioxidant activity, depending on the type of antioxidant performance being measured.

alpha-Tocotrienol Is A Form Of Vitamin E

Tocotrienols are the unsaturated forms of vitamin E. In foods are alpha and beta tocotrienols are found at higher levels, than gamma and delta tocotrienols. (source πŸ——)

Naturally occurring vitamin E is a mixture of four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. (source πŸ——)

Tocotrienols Works As Antioxidants

Compared to tocopherols, tocotrienols are poorly studied. (source πŸ——)

But interest in this area is growing. It appears that tocotrienols may even be more potent antioxidants than tocopherols. (source πŸ——)

alpha-Tocotrienol In Food

alpha-Tocotrienol is found in palm oil, rice bran, coconut oil, and barley. (source πŸ——)

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out alpha-tocotrienol.

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