Category Archives: Vitamin E

Contribution of Antioxidants in Blood

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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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Antioxidants Supplements: Evidence they Protect Health

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How To Boost Antioxidant Defences

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Simple Ways 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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Spirulina Antioxidants

Spirulina maxima and Spirulina platensis belong to a group of filamentous photosynthetic cyanobacteria that can be found growing naturally in freshwater lakes of Asia, Africa and South America. Spirulina has traditionally been harvested, dried and used as a source of … Continue reading

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