The Antioxidant Power of Vitamin E

almonds+hazelnutsAs we continue the series on Nutrients from A to Zinc, we now take a look at vitamin E and all its intricacies. Vitamin E may be one of the most complex of the fat soluble vitamins, as eight naturally occurring forms can be found, including four different tocopherols and four similar tocotrienols, each with alpha, beta, gamma and delta types. The most abundant, active and known form is alpha tocopherol, although each compound has its own unique strengths, biological activity and function.

Vitamin E protects vitamin A, carotene, and vitamin C in foods from oxidative destruction. Continue reading “The Antioxidant Power of Vitamin E”

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