Life Extension Gamma E Mixed Tocopherol is the best natural form of vitamin E containing eight forms of mixed tocopherols to protect the heart and other ageing concerns.
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.
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, Life Extension Gamma E Mixed Tocopherol & tocotrienols contains gamma tocopherol (not the alpha form) that quenches peroxynitrite, the free radical that plays a major role in the development of age-related decline.
Directions: As a food supplement, take one Life Extension Vitamin E softgel once or twice daily with food, as directed by your qualified healthcare professional.
Not recommended if you take blood thinning medication.
Serving Size 1 softgel. Servings Per Container 60. Amount Per Serving: Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopherol) 45 IU, Gamma E Mixed Tocopherols 359 mg. Typical profile: Gamma tocopherol 197.45 - 269.25 mg, Delta tocopherol 71.8 - 107.7 mg, Alpha tocopherol 30.52 - 43.08 mg, beta tocopherol 17.95 mg, Sesame seed (Sesamum indicum) lignan extract 20 mg, Other ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, purified water, silica, sunflower lecithin, carob color, rosemary extract. Contains soybeans.
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