Tocotrienols: the emerging face of natural vitamin E.

  title={Tocotrienols: the emerging face of natural vitamin E.},
  author={Chandan K. Sen and Savita Khanna and Cameron Rink and Sashwati Roy},
  journal={Vitamins and hormones},
Natural vitamin E includes eight chemically distinct molecules: alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherols and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienols. More than 95% of all studies on vitamin E are directed toward the specific study of alpha-tocopherol. The other forms of natural vitamin E remain poorly understood. The abundance of alpha-tocopherol in the human body and the comparable efficiency of all vitamin E molecules as antioxidants led biologists to neglect the non-tocopherol… CONTINUE READING
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