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Why is alpha-tocopherol different from other forms of vit e?
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Dr. Robert Woods
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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