Category Archives: Tocopherols

Top 3 Nutrients for Sun Protection

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The Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

Much has been made of the vitamin D content of ultraviolet irradiated mushrooms. And for good reason, as mushrooms can be an excellent source of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). However, mushrooms have been shown to be a good source of a … Continue reading

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Vitamin E In Topical Skin Creams

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Vitamin E Forms in Blood Reflect Intake

Vitamin E is available in both a natural and synthetic form. The natural form is derived from plants, and is synthesised precisely by metabolic pathways containing specific enzymes. This creates a form of alpha tocopherol designated as RRR-α-tocopherol. Vitamin E … Continue reading

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Antioxidants in Human Blood

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Vitamin E: Tocopherol or Tocopheryl

The nomenclature of vitamin E is complex and therefore can be confusing to the neophyte. Eight isomers share the biological activity of vitamin E and these are alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherol and alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocotrienol. … Continue reading

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How To Boost Antioxidant Defences

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Antioxidants Prevent Periodontitis?

Periodontitis is a condition whereby the ligament supporting the alveolar bone (the bone containing the tooth sockets) becomes inflamed due to microbially induced inflammation. The result is a possible loss of teeth as the condition deteriorates the structures around the … Continue reading

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More on α-Tocopherol Bioavailability

Alpha-tocopherol is one of 8 isomer that makes up the vitamin E group of essential nutrients. All isomers share the same biological activity as α-tocopherol, and α-tocopherol is considered the most biologically active form of the vitamin. The higher biological … Continue reading

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Vitamin E: Powder Versus Oil

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