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Tocotrienols: Vitamin E’s Other Half

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Vitamin E is just vitamin E, right? Not exactly. Most of us know vitamin E as “alpha tocopherol” (whether we realize it or not). However, in addition to alpha, there are beta, delta, and gamma tocopherols as well as alpha, beta, delta, and gamma tocotrienols. Of the eight forms of vitamin E, the tocotrienols receive […]

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Exploring the Health Benefits of Lipoic Acid

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By Michael A. Smith, MD   Widely known as a potent and effective antioxidant, lipoic acid demonstrates a multitude of health benefits directly related to its chemical structure. While most antioxidants are either water-loving or fat-loving, this compound is actually both. Unlike vitamins C and E, which are confined to water and fat environments respectively, lipoic […]

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