Gamma-tocopherol Supplementation Alone or in Combination with alpha tocopherol in Metabolic Syndrome
We’ve talked before about the differentiation between the tocopherols, and that while Mother Nature provides primarily gamma tocopherol, man sees fit to give almost exclusively the alpha form. The gamma, form, however, according to most of the research, packs a much stronger punch when it comes to protection from oxidative stress then does the alpha form. This is likely why we have not seen a strong response (and some small evidence of harm) in the clinical trials using high dose alpha tocopherol alone.
This study compares the alpha and the gamma form together and separately on biomarkers for metabolic syndrome and found that the combination of the two was the most effective.