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

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

delta-Tocotrienol works as an antioxidant that might be able to inhibit tumor cell growth.

More research is needed to find out how this tocotrienol works in the body.

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delta-Tocotrienol Is A Form Of Vitamin E

Tocotrienols are the unsaturated forms of vitamin E.

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

Tocotrienols are poorly studied

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

But interest in this area is growing.

It appears that tocotrienols may even be more potent antioxidants than tocopherols, (source ) and have been found to be effective in treating hypercholesterolemia, also called high cholesterol.

Benefits Of delta-Tocotrienols

delta-tocotrienol seems to be beneficial in the treatment of hyperlipidemia.

Hyperlipidemia is when your blood has too many fats, such as cholesterol and triglycerides.

It also seems to be beneficial in the treatment of atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis is thickening or hardening of the arteries caused by a buildup of plaque in the inner lining of an artery.

Foods You Can Find delta-Tocotrienol In

You find delta-Tocotrienol mostly in snacks, baked products, sauces, and fast food products.

Examples of food sources include

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