beta-tocopherol, β-tocopherol, is one of four tocopherols, and one of eight members of the group that collectively are called Vitamin E. beta-tocopherol is an antioxidant.
Vitamin E can be produced commercially, synthetic. But natural sources of tocopherols have the highest biological activity. It means that it is better to eat foods containing tocopherol naturally than those foods where they have been added.
Deficiency is rare but can occur in smokers because tobacco easily destroys the nutrient.
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beta-Tocopherol One Of The Vitamin Es
beta-Tocopherol is one of four tocopherols that have the collective name Vitamin E. (source 🗗)
Naturally occurring vitamin E is a mixture of the four tocopherols, alpha, beta, gamma, and delta. Alfa is the most abundant and active form of vitamin E. While beta-tocopherols are harder to get and have less antioxidant activity than alfa. (source 🗗)
beta-Tocopherol is an antioxidant. (source 🗗)
beta-Tocopherol In Food
The main sources in our diet of beta-tocopherol are corn, corn oil, and rapeseed oil. (source 🗗)
If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out beta-tocopherol.