What Is beta-Tocotrienol & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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beta-tocotrienol, β-tocotrienol, is one of eight members of the group that collectively are called Vitamin E, and one of four tocotrienols.

beta-tocotrienol has not been researched as much as the other compounds.

Because beta-tocotrienols are less available in nature compared to others.

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beta-Tocotrienol Is A Form Of Vitamin E

Tocotrienols are the unsaturated forms of vitamin E.

Alpha and beta tocotrienols are found at higher levels, than gamma and delta tocotrienols in foods. (source )

beta-Tocotrienol is known to be less available in nature compared to other E vitamins.

It’s also more difficult to extract compared to the others. (source )

Tocotrienols Works As Antioxidants

Compared to tocopherols, tocotrienols are poorly studied.

But interest in this area is growing. (source )

It appears that tocotrienols may even be more potent antioxidants than tocopherols. (source )

Benefits Of beta-Tocotrienol

beta-Tocotrienol is an oil-soluble compound that has been found to have a wide variety of positive health benefits.

It is an antioxidant that has been shown to be anti-inflammatory and anticancer, and has been shown to help protect the heart, brain, and liver.

It also has a beneficial effect on the immune system.

Foods You Can Find beta-Tocotrienol In

You find beta-Tocotrienol mostly in fats, oils, cereal grains, pasta and baked products.

Examples of food sources include

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