What Is gamma-Tocopherol & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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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.

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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 is the predominant vitamin E isomer in plasma and cells.

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 )

It is alpha-tocopherol that is the main source of tocopherol found in the European diet.

Benefits Of gamma-Tocopherol

It is believed that gamma-tocopherol possesses some health benefits.

It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.

gamma-Tocopherol provides different antioxidant activities.

It indicates that gamma-tocopherol might be able to protect against cancer, heart disease and degenerative brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.

Foods You Can Find gamma-Tocopherol In

You find gamma-Tocopherol mostly in fats, oils, nuts, and seed products.

Examples of food sources include

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