Gamma E Tocopherol/Tocotrienols 60 sgels by Life Extension
The term “vitamin E” refers to a family of eight related, lipid-soluble, antioxidant compounds widely distributed 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 anatomically 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 food stuff.
When this family of compounds was first discovered and determined to be essential for health, a standardized test for its activity was devised for which the members of the family were rated for their biological activity. In one test, alpha tocopherol scored highest and was rated 100% with all others having lower ratings. In accordance with this rating, alpha-tocopherol was deemed to be the essential compound and was called vitamin E. One International Unit (IU) of vitamin E activity is the activity under this rating of one mg of the plant-derived form of alpha-tocopherol.
Since the original rating method was established, many additional important biological effects of these compounds have been discovered and many nutritional scientists now consider that rating method to be incomplete. For example, by the original rating, gamma-tocopherol was only 10% to 30% as strong as alpha-tocopherol, yet more recent studies have shown it to be essential for maintaining the health of cell membranes, especially if alpha-tocopherol is being supplemented. New studies continue to elucidate the unique benefits of individual members of the vitamin E family. For these and other reasons, the original definition of vitamin E has been enhanced to include all eight family members and the related compounds that convert to them in the body.
One or more members of the vitamin E family may:
- Maintain cell membrane integrity and reduce cellular aging
- Act as a free radical scavenger of lipid
- Maintain healthy platelet aggregation
- Protect nervous system and retina
- Maintain healthy cognitive function
- Enhance immune function
Suggested Use: Take one softgel once or twice daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Do not take with fiber supplements.
| SUPPLEMENT FACTS |
Serving size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 60
| ||Amount |
| % Daily Value|
|Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopherol) ||46.4 IU ||155%|
|Gamma E Mixed Tocopherols |
Gamma tocopherol.196.5-222.7 mg
Delta tocopherol......81.9-114.6 mg
Alpha tocopherol.......16.4-32.7 mg
Beta tocopherol...............0-6.6 mg
|325 mg ||*|
|Tocomin® Full-Spectrum Natural Tocotrienol Complex |
Gamma tocotrienol......29.1-35 mg
Delta tocotrienol...........8-10.2 mg
Alpha tocotrienol.........16-20.4 mg
Beta tocotrienol.................2.2 mg
Alpha tocopherol......14.6-20.4 mg
|145 mg ||*|
|* Daily Value Not Established|
|Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
Other Ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, water, rosemary extract.
Contains soybeans and peanuts.
This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Caution: Because Vitamin E inhibits blood clotting, consult your healthcare practitioner if you are taking anti-coagulant drugs or have a bleeding disorder.
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
- Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged
- When using nutritional supplements, please inform your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Product ID: LX55906
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