gamma-Tocopherol, the major form of vit E in the US diet
This is a nice wake up call for many people out there. When we speak of vit E, we frequently only mention one substance in the class of tocopherols. There are actually many types of tocopherols found in nature that have a variety of biological actions as well as their related compounds tocotrienols. When eating a well rounded diet we are exposed to a wide variety of these substances…frequently with supplementation we only get the alpha form of tocopherol.
AJCN — Abstracts: Jiang et al. 74 (6): 714