Tocotrienols in health and disease: the other half of the natural vitamin E family.

@article{Sen2007TocotrienolsIH,
  title={Tocotrienols in health and disease: the other half of the natural vitamin E family.},
  author={Chandan K. Sen and Savita Khanna and Sashwati Roy},
  journal={Molecular aspects of medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 5-6},
  pages={692-728}
}
Tocochromanols encompass a group of compounds with vitamin E activity essential for human nutrition. Structurally, natural vitamin E includes eight chemically distinct molecules: alpha-, beta-, gamma- and delta-tocopherol; and alpha-, beta-, gamma- and delta-tocotrienol. Symptoms caused by alpha-tocopherol deficiency can be alleviated by tocotrienols. Thus, tocotrienols may be viewed as being members of the natural vitamin E family not only structurally but also functionally. Palm oil and rice… CONTINUE READING