Vitamin E: action, metabolism and perspectives

  title={Vitamin E: action, metabolism and perspectives},
  author={E. Herrera and C. Barbas},
  journal={Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry},
  • E. Herrera, C. Barbas
  • Published 2010
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Natural vitamin E includes four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. RRR-α-tocopherol is the most abundant form in nature and has the highest biological activity. Although vitamin E is the main lipid-soluble antioxidant in the body, not all its properties can be assigned to this action. As antioxidant, vitamin E acts in cell membranes where prevents the propagation of free radical reactions, although it has been also shown to have pro-oxidant activity. Non-radical oxidation products are formed by… CONTINUE READING
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