E - Tocopherols + Tocotrienols

Vitamin E is a group of eight fat-soluble compounds: 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols.

Vitamin E deficiency is rare, and usually due to improper digesting dietary fats.

Daily recommendation for adults is 7-15 mg.

Both the tocopherols and tocotrienols occur in α (alpha), β (beta), γ (gamma) and δ (delta) forms, alpha-tocopherol (α-tocopherol) is the most biologically active.

Some plant sources per 100 g:

  • Hazelnuts ~ 15 mg,
  • Pine nuts ~ 9 mg,
  • Peanuts ~ 8 mg.


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