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Why is alpha-tocopherol different from other forms of vit e?

Why is alpha-tocopherol different from other forms of vit e?

Common Form: The eight forms of vitamin e are divided into two groups; four are tocopherols and four are tocotrienols. They are identified by prefixes alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta. Alpha-tocopherol is the most common form of vitamin e found in nature and the most studied with regard to its benefits for humans. Little is known about the tocotrienols at this time, but new research is ongoing. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Tocopherol (Definition)

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How is alpha-tocopherol different from other forms of vitamin e?

How is alpha-tocopherol different from other forms of vitamin e?

There are 8 forms...: ...Of vitamin e. Alpha-tocopherol is the form that appears to have the greatest nutritional significance. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if non-gmo tocopherol(vitamin e) is cancer-causing?

Can someone tell me if non-gmo tocopherol(vitamin e) is cancer-causing?

Vit E: As far as i know human trials and surveys that have investigated potential association of vitamin e with incidence of cancer remain generally inconclusive. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is non-gmo tocopherol(vitamin e) cancer-causing?

Please help docs! is non-gmo tocopherol(vitamin e) cancer-causing?

Vitamin E: I know of no articles that indicate that vitamin E of any source is carcinogenic--cancer causing. There are different kinds of Vit E such as gamma E, d-alpha tocopherol succinate and d-alpha tocopherol acetate. Of the many articles I have read none have ever mentioned an increased risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Compare vitamin E d-alpha tocopheryl acetate vs d-alpha tocopherol?

Compare vitamin E d-alpha tocopheryl acetate vs d-alpha tocopherol?

Not sure: The only distinction I am aware of is the difference between dl-alpha tocopherol and d-alpha-tocopherol. I always remeber the best one this way dl = "darn lousy". This is claimed due to supposed poor absorption of the dl form. ...Read more

Dr. Alfredo Sadun
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Vitamin E (Definition)

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