Category Archives: Tocotrienols

Top 3 Nutrients for Sun Protection

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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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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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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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Vitamin E In Reproduction

The requirement for vitamin E by animals for successful pregnancy is well established. Vitamin E deficiency has been shown to cause foetal resorption in rats and other animals. In fact, the route word for the name of the vitamin E … Continue reading

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Rats, Fructose, Insulin Resistance and Vitamin E

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Vitamin E Protects from the Damaging Effects of Fructose

High fructose diets have been shown to induce insulin resistance within a few weeks when fed to rats. Studies involving rats were initially criticised because the amount of fructose used was deemed too high to be relevant to human nutrition. … Continue reading

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