After our last newsletter concerning additive free vitamins we are ready to suggest you an excellent Vitamin E with mixed tocopheryls called “Unique E”. 100% additive free of course.
This all-natural, pure mixed-tocopherol concentrate consists of a proprietary mixture of the four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta) as obtained from plant-source oils.  It is totally devoid of fillers, allergens, colorants, additives, soy protein, wheat or gluten.  This concentrated formula provides all the benefits of the complete spectrum of the four tocopherols typically found in food.  Each capsule contains a consistent amount of the four tocopherol molecules.  Recent research has shown that gamma and delta tocopherol have other functions that are unique and different from alpha-tocopherol.  Thus, current scientific literature would suggest that the consumption of a significant amount of all four Vitamin E isomers is of greater benefit than simply consuming alpha-tocopherol.

Too much alpha tocopherol impairs benefits of gamma tocopherol

And it is important that you don’t get too much alpha tocopherol relative to the amount of gamma tocopherol…

It is well documented that plasma and tissue gamma tocopherol are suppressed by alpha tocopherol supplementation 1. In sharp contrast, gamma tocopherol supplementation leads to a win-win situation, increasing both alpha and gamma tocopherols.2

What is gamma tocopherol?

Gamma tocopherol is one of several vitamin E compounds. It is usually the most prevalent form of vitamin E in plant seeds and in products derived from them, including vegetable oils such as corn, soybean and sesame. Also nuts such as walnuts, pecans and peanuts are rich sources of gamma tocopherol.

Recent studies indicate that gamma tocopherol is extremely important to human health and that it possesses unique features that distinguish it from alpha tocopherol,3 it has finally moved into the spotlight.

Gamma tocopherol is a better protectant against inflammatory diseases

Although alpha tocopherol has been shown to be a better antioxidant than gamma tocopherol, gamma tocopherol is a better anti-inflammatory. It is very good at controlling chronic inflammation-related diseases including arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disorders3 such as Alzheimer’s disease.4

Alpha tocopherol is definitely good for you. It is a stronger antioxidant than any of the other tocopherols. But gamma tocopherol provides potent benefits that alpha tocopherol does not. And there is research showing that a combination of gamma tocopherol plus alpha tocopherol gives synergistic benefits in the protection against cardiovascular disease, cancer and many other diseases.

References:

1. Handelman GJ, Epstein WL, Peerson J, Spiegelman D, Machlin LJ, Dratz EA. Human adipose -tocopherol and -tocopherol kinetics during and after 1 y of -tocopherol supplementation. Am J Clin Nutr 1994;59:1025-32

2. Clement M, Bourre JM. Graded dietary levels of RRR-gamma-tocopherol induce a marked increase in the concentrations of alpha- and gamma-tocopherol in nervous tissues, heart, liver and muscle of vitamin-E-deficient rats. Biochem Biophys Acta 1997;1334:173-81.
3. Qing Jiang, Stephan Christen, Mark K Shigenaga and Bruce N Ames. Gamma Tocopherol, the major form of vitamin E in the US diet, deserves more attention, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 74, No. 6, 714-722, December 200
4. Handelman GJ, Epstein WL, Peerson J, Spiegelman D, Machlin LJ, Dratz EA. Human adipose -tocopherol and -tocopherol kinetics during and after 1 y of -tocopherol supplementation. Am J Clin Nutr 1994;59:1025-32
Sources:
  • http://www.smart-publications.com
  • http://www.acgrace.com