Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, a powerful antioxidant is a form of Vitamin E which protects the cells of the body through the neutralization of molecule-damaging free radicals. It is a fat-soluble vitamin stored in many glands and vital organs of the body. D-alpha-tocopheryl acetate is the natural form while dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate is the synthetic form of this Vitamin E form.
The most biologically active Vitamin E form, alpha tocopheryl is abundant in safflower oil, sunflower oil and wheat germ oil. Dl-alpha tocopherol acetate finds its use as an ingredient in several types of food, like the fortification of margarine, nutrition products, oil and fat and baby foods. The powder form is readily dispersible in water and used to fortify dry foods. It is an added ingredient in milk powders, flour and beverage powders. They are also found in hard capsules and tablets, chocolate meal replacements and vanilla meal replacement beverages for people on diet plans.
Alpha-tocopheryl is useful in protecting Vitamin C and Vitamin B-complex from oxidizing and helps the body in its use and storage of Vitamin A. Alpha-tocopherols improve the blood’s capacity in carrying oxygen and dissolve blood clots. Vitamin E is also effective in the treatment of varicose veins.
The compound alpha tocopheryl acetate is generally considered safe with very low rate of toxicity. However, impairment of the body’s blood clotting abilities can be impaired when taking tocopheryl in high doses. There is increased risk of bleeding, so Vitamin E supplementation is not recommended for people a month before a surgical operation.
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