Other FormsGamma Tocotrienol
Tocotreinols make up one of two molecule groups belonging to the vitamin E family. The other group being tocopherols. Both molecule groups can be found in four natural forms: alpha-, beta-, gamma- and delta-.
The major source of tocotrienols are plant oils, and the richest sources are palm oil, rice bran oil, palm kernel oil and coconut oil. Tocotrienols are also found in such cereal grains as oat, barley and rye. Vegetable oils, such as those from canola, cottonseed, olive, peanut, safflower, soybean and sunflower, contain little to no tocotrienols. However, those oils do contain tocopherols. Corn oil has small amounts of tocotrienols.
Tocotreinols are fat-soluble and water in-soluble. Typically, the gamma-tocotreinol form is the most abundant found in the mixture.
Tocotrienols have antioxidant activity. They may also have hypocholesterolemic, anti-atherogenic, antithrombotic, anticarcinogenic and immunomodulatory actions.
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