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The term “vitamin E” refers to a family of eight related‚ lipid-soluble‚ antioxidant compounds widely present in plants. The tocopherol and tocotrienol subfamilies are each composed of alpha‚ beta‚ gamma‚ and delta fractions having unique biological effects. Different ratios of these compounds are found in different parts of a plant. For example‚ the green parts of a plant contain mostly alpha tocopherol and the seed germ and bran contain mostly tocotrienols. Along with other nutrients‚ tocopherols and tocotrienols are concentrated in the bran layers of the rye grain‚ and are only present at low levels in the flour endosperm. Tocopherols are also present in algae‚ mint teas‚ and other foods.
One or more members of the vitamin E family may:
- Maintain cell membrane integrity and reduce cellular aging.
- Act as a free radical scavenger.
- Maintain healthy platelet aggregation.
- Promote a healthy nervous system and retina of the eye.
- Maintain healthy cognitive function.
- Enhance immune function.
According to a University of California study‚ alpha tocopherol (regular vitamin E) displaces critically important gamma tocopherol in the body. While alpha tocopherol inhibits free radical production‚ gamma tocopherol is required to trap and neutralize existing free radicals.
Prestigious scientific journals have highlighted gamma tocopherol as one of the most critically important forms of vitamin E for those seeking optimal health benefits. In fact‚ studies show the combination of alpha- and gamma-tocopherol supplementation appears to be superior to either supplementation alone on biomarkers of oxidative stress and on inflammatory factors.
Most commercial vitamin E supplements contain little‚ if any‚ gamma tocopherol. They instead rely on alpha tocopherol as the primary ingredient. However‚ it is gamma tocopherol (not the alpha form) that quenches peroxynitrite‚ the free radical that plays a major role in the development of age-related decline.
Tocotrienols have shown superior action in maintaining arterial health. In 2010‚ a team of Asian scientists demonstrated that this class of nutrients‚ which are difficult to obtain in sufficient quantities through dietary sources alone‚ may provide superior support in maintaining triglyceride levels already within healthy range in aging individuals. Just 120 mg per day of gamma-delta tocotrienols (provided in 3-4 softgels) induced a 28% decline in triglyceride levels in the blood after just one month. This wonder nutrient is so effective because of its structure of double bonds in the isoprenoid side chain‚ making it a great scavenger of free radicals.
Research has shown that tocotrienols display potent neuroprotective properties and in particular alpha-tocotrienol is being touted as the most potent neuroprotective form of vitamin E.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Serving Size 1 softgel
Servings Per Container 60
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopherol) 45.9 IU
Gamma E Mixed Tocopherols 325 mg
Gamma tocopherol 195-221 mg
Delta tocopherol 81.25-113.75 mg
Alpha tocopherol 16.25-32.5 mg
Beta tocopherol 0-6.5 mg
Tocomin® Full-Spectrum Natural Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex 145 mg
Gamma tocotrienol 29-34.8 mg
Alpha tocotrienol 15.95-20.3 mg
Delta tocotrienol 8-10.2 mg
Beta tocotrienol 2.2 mg
Alpha tocopherol 14.5-20.3 mg
Other ingredients: gelatin‚ glycerin‚ purified water‚ rosemary extract.
Take one softgel once or twice daily with food‚ or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications‚ or have a bleeding disorder‚ consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.
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Overall Rating for Gamma E Tocopherol/Tocotrienols - 60 Softgels
from Houston, Tx.
Hard to find
The most important Vitamin E component is Gamma tocopherol as relates to activity against various cancers. Most supplements are full of Alph tocopherol (and virtually no Gamma tocopherol) which negates the absorption of Gamma tocopherol sources whether in supplementation or in diet.
Best complete Vitamin E balance with high Gamma tocopherol content.
√ I would recommend this item to a friend.
from Midland, Michigan
So far so good
Just started taking Gamma E Tocopherol/Tocotrienols so cant say how Gamma E Tocopherol/Tocotrienols works long term. My experience with other LifeExtension products however is great. PureFormulas is excellent too.
The hinged lid. Small capsules. Easy to swallow
√ I would recommend this item to a friend.
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