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Vitamin E refers to a group of eight compounds divided into two categories: tocopherols and tocotrienols. Each category is further divided up into alpha, beta, gamma, and delta types.

 Also known as: Tocopherols, Tocotrienols


Tocopherols

  • Alpha-tocopherol is the form of vitamin E used in most supplements
  • Alpha-tocopherol not only does not reduce the risk of heart disease, but it may also even be harmful
  • Tocopherols inhibit the cholesterol-lowering ability of tocotrienols


We avoid Vitamin-E supplements containing tocopherols 


Tocotrienols

  • Delta- and gamma-tocotrienols can have beneficial effects on lipid markers
  • Tocotrienols can induce senescence, mitochondrial damage, and apoptosis in cancer cells but not in healthy cells
  • Gamma-tocotrienol can slow tumor growth and metastasis by blocking angiogenesis and cancer cell signaling
  • Tocotrienols can prevent radiation-induced aging changes in healthy cells
  • Tocotrienols can rejuvenate some senescent cells and delay senescence in healthy cells


We prefer Vitamin-E supplements containing only delta and gamma-tocotrienols


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Media

https://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2016/10/Natural-Compounds-that-Remove-Aging-Cells/Page-01

https://chriskresser.com/how-your-lipoproteina-level-affects-your-risk-of-heart-disease/


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