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

3D-model of gamma-Tocotrienol (src)

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

gamma-Tocotrienol works as an antioxidant and has many potential health benefits.

Even though its mechanisms of action are still unclear.

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gamma-Tocotrienol Is A Form Of Vitamin E

Tocotrienols are a group of unsaturated vitamin E derivatives.

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

Tocotrienols Works As Antioxidants

Compared to tocopherols are tocotrienols less studied.

But interest in this area is growing. (source )

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

Believed benefits of Tocotrienols

Benefits Of gamma-Tocotrienol

gamma-Tocotrienol is a powerful antioxidant and chemopreventive agent.

gamma-Tocotrienol works beneficially in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders.

It has been indicated that gamma-tocotrienol has potential as an anti-obesity agent.

It also seems that gamma-tocotrienol is capable of inhibiting the growth of some bacteria and the growth of some fungi.

This may be of importance in the management of bacterial and fungal infections.

Foods You Can Find gamma-Tocotrienol In

You find gamma-Tocotrienol mostly in baked products, fats and oils, snack, and sauces and gravies.

Examples of food sources include

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