D-alpha tocopherol, commonly known as "Vitamin E" on vitamin and supplement labels, is a fat-soluble, oily liquid that is slightly yellow to brownish red in color with a mild taste and odor. Vitamin E's derivatives are broken down into 2 groups, tocopherols and tocotrienols, and each group has 4 homologues, named alpha, beta, gamma and delta. D-alpha tocopherol is prevalent in the human body and found naturally in meat, fruit, vegetables, oils, grains, seeds and nuts. This form of vitamin E, also known for its antioxidant properties, is commonly used as a dietary supplement. For preventing oxidation in products and extending shelf-life, D-Alpha tocopheryl acetate (also in our product line, titled as "Vitamin E-Natural-Non-GMO"), which is the acetate ester of D-alpha tocopherol, is a better option for this purpose. D-alpha tocopherol will slowly darken with exposure to light and air.
Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.
This information is for general research purposes only and is not a representation or warranty of any kind. This material is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The user of this material is solely responsible for determining fitness for any particular use; requesting and reviewing the applicable Safety Data Sheet; and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Jedwards's standard terms and conditions apply.