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Vitamin E consists of a family of 8 naturally occurring, fat-soluble isomers - 4 Tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) and 4 Tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta).

Tocotrienols’ and tocopherols’ molecular structures differ in that tocotrienols have three unsaturated double bonds on the side chain while tocopherols have a saturated side chain. [1]

Tocotrienols’ polyunsaturated molecular structure facilitates a more efficient distribution of tocotrienol molecules at the cellular level, allowing it to be much more effective as an antioxidant.

Each isomer of tocotrienols also has its own unique structure, conferring
the special benefits it can provide for the human body. Therefore, it is crucial for an effective Vitamin E supplementation program to include the full spectrum of all four tocotrienol isomers and alpha-tocopherol. For more information on these benefits, please click on Benefits of Tocotrienols.

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Tocotrienols are found in food such as rice bran oil, barley and wheat germ but in very small amounts. A person would have to eat unreasonably large quantities of these foods to achieve an effective level of tocotrienols in his/her body. Moreover, most single sources of tocotrienols are deficient in specific and essential tocotrienol isomers.

Hence it is necessary to supplement one’s diet with a natural Vitamin E concentrate that contains the full spectrum of tocotrienols.

Palm oil is the only abundant source with the full spectrum of natural tocotrienols and alpha-tocopherol. Vance Tocotrienol is specially derived from palm oil to retain the naturally occurring Vitamin E isomers and other important phytonutrients.


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