Tocopherol Vitamin

Tocopheral (vitamin E) is a fat-soluble vitamin that exists in eight different forms. Each form of tocopheral possesses its own biological activity, potency, or functional use in the body. Alpha-tocopherol is believed to be the most active, and bioavailable, form of vitamin E in humans and is a potent biological antioxidant. Antioxidants such as vitamin E act to protect human cells against the harmful effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of the body's metabolism. Free radicals can cause cell damage that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis) and other serious diseases. Studies are underway to determine whether vitamin E might help prevent or delay the development of those chronic diseases.

For more information on tocopheral see vitamin E.