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What Is gamma-Tocopherol?

gamma-Tocopherol, γ-tocopherol, is one of four tocopherols, and one of eight members of the group that collectively are called Vitamin E. It is an antioxidant that possesses anti-inflammatory properties.

gamma-tocopherol is the most common form in the American diet due to a higher intake of soybean and corn oil, compared to the European diet where the alpha-tocopherol is the most common form.

gamma-Tocopherol can be used as a food additive with the E number E308.

gamma-Tocopherol One Of The Vitamin Es

gamma-Tocopherol is one of four tocopherols that have the collective name Vitamin E. It’s a naturally occurring fat-soluble vitamin that is believed to have antioxidant activity. (source 🗗)

Naturally occurring vitamin E is a mixture of the four tocopherols, alpha, beta, gamma, and delta. The two main biologically active forms of vitamin E are alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol. (source 🗗)

gamma-Tocopherol In Food

gamma-Tocopherol is found in various plant seeds. It is a big source of vitamin E in the US diet, but not in Europe. (source 🗗)

gamma-Tocopherol is mainly found in maize/corn oil and soy bean oils. (source 🗗)

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

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