alpha-tocopherol


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α-to·coph·er·ol (α-T),

(tō-kof'ĕr-ol),
One of several forms of vitamin E. A light yellow, viscous, odorless, oily liquid that deteriorates on exposure to light, is obtained from wheat germ oil or by synthesis, biologically exhibits the most vitamin E activity of the α-tocopherols, and is an antioxidant retarding rancidity by interfering with the autoxidation of fats.
Synonym(s): vitamin E (1)

alpha-tocopherol

(ăl′fə-tō-kŏf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
An alcohol, C29H50O2, that is one of the components of vitamin E and is present in vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds or produced synthetically. It is the predominant form of vitamin E in the human body and in supplements.

α-to·coph·er·ol

(tŏ-kof'ĕr-ol)
One of several forms of vitamin E. A light yellow, viscous, odorless, oily liquid that deteriorates on exposure to light, is obtained from wheat germ oil or by synthesis; an antioxidant retarding rancidity by interfering with autoxidation of fats.
Synonym(s): vitamin E (1) .
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This study investigated the suitability and efficacy of ginger, L-carnitine and alpha-tocopherol on biochemical and lipid profile of two broiler strains exposed to summer high ambient temperature.
Urinary alpha-carboxyethyl hydroxychroman can be used as a predictor of alpha-tocopherol adequacy, as demonstrated in Energetics Study.
In other experiments alpha-tocopherol seems to lowers lung inflammation while gamma-tocopherol increases lung inflammation.
Comment: In previous research, supplementation with large doses of alpha-tocopherol decreased serum concentrations of gamma-tocopherol, apparently by increasing the metabolism of the latter.
This study aimed to examine the association of serum concentrations of alpha-tocopherol and retinol with the extent of coronary lesions in individuals diagnosed with CAD via coronary angiography.
Cardiovascular Health & Anti-Inflammation: Clinical studies have shown that tocotrienols-when taken apart from alpha-tocopherol (due to interference issues)-lower total cholesterol, LDL, and triglyceride levels between 15-20%.
studied whether one application of an alpha-tocopherol-enriched rinse-off product could effectively lead to deposition of alpha-tocopherol on the SC in 13 volunteers.
The present clinical trial was under taken to determine the efficacy of intrauterine administration of Levofloxacin and alpha-tocopherol combination in treating endometritis causing repeat breeding in crossbreds.
While known to be an antioxidant, large scale human trials with the most commonly supplemented form, alpha-tocopherol, have failed to show a cancer preventative effect.
Effects of alpha-tocopherol, beta-carotene and ascorbic acid on oxidative, hormonal and enzymatic exercise stress markers in habitual training activity of professional basketball players.
The total amount of alpha-tocopherol in seminal plasma, or the percentage of motile spermatozoa is significantly related to sperm alpha-tocopherol content [13].