Tocotrienols are the lesser-known form of chemicals that are part of the fat-soluble vitamin E family.
They exist in four forms designated as α (alpha), β (beta), γ (gamma), and δ (delta).
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The Unknown Tocotrienols
Although tocotrienols are four of the eight types of vitamin E, comparatively little is known about them. Tocopherols are the Vitamin E components that have been widely researched, especially alpha-tocopherol.
But interest is growing for tocotrienols. Tocotrienols may even be more potent antioxidants ◳ than tocopherols.
Benefits of tocotrienols
Tocotrienols possess powerful neuroprotective, antioxidant, anti-cancer, and cholesterol-lowering properties.
Tocotrienols exhibit potent inflammatory activity ◳. They might even have more potent antioxidant properties than alpha-tocopherol.
Alpha-tocotrienol is the most potent neuroprotective form of vitamin E.
Our Articles About Tocotrienols
Below you will find information about the four different tocotrienols.
alpha-Tocotrienol (Vitamin E)
Learn about alpha-tocotrienol in our article: What Is alpha-Tocotrienol & What Foods Can I Find It In?
alpha-Tocotrienol is believed to help to prevent stroke-related neurodegeneration and to protect against brain damage due to stroke.
Check out the benefit and side-effect of alpha-tocotrienol in our article: alpha-Tocotrienol: One Research-Backed Benefit & One Side-Effect
beta-Tocotrienol (Vitamin E)
You can find some information about beta-tocotrienol in our article: What Is beta-Tocotrienol & What Foods Can I Find It In?
beta-Tocotrienol has potent inflammatory activity and is considered a promising anti-cancer agent.
Check out the benefit and side-effect of beta-tocotrienol in our article: beta-Tocotrienol: One Research-Backed Benefit & One Side-Effect
gamma-Tocotrienol (Vitamin E)
Do you know what gamma-tocotrienol is? Interested in learning, go to our article: What Is gamma-Tocotrienol & What Foods Can I Find It In?
gamma-Tocotrienol exhibits effective potency in different cancer types as prostate, colon, liver, and breast.
Learn about the benefit and side-effect of gamma-tocotrienol in our article: gamma-Tocotrienol: One Research-Backed Benefit & One Side-Effect
delta-Tocotrienol (Vitamin E)
delta-Tocotrienol is the fourth compound. Find more information about it in our article: What Is delta-Tocotrienol & What Foods Can I Find It In?
delta-Tocotrienol has been shown to aid in cancer prevention through inhibition of tumor cell growth. Read about the benefit and side-effect in our article: delta-Tocotrienol: One Research-Backed Benefit & One Side-Effect