|COMPOSITION||MIXED ALPHA, BETA & GAMMA TOCOPHEROLS|
|PHYSICAL FORM||SLIGHTLY VISCOUS LIQUID|
|DESCRIPTION||LIGHT BROWN COLOUR TO DEEP BROWN COLOURED WITH MILD ODOUR.|
|SOLUBILITY||ALMOST IMMISCIBLE IN WATER. READILY SOLUBLE IN ORGANIC SOLVENTS (ETHANOL), VEG. OILS & ESSENTIAL OILS.|
|PURITY||TOTAL TOCOPHEROLS 50 ~ 55 %|
ALPHA TOCOPHEROLS APPROX. 7 %
BETA TOCOPHEROLS APPROX. 2 %
GAMMA TOCOPHEROLS APPROX. 25 %
DELTA TOCOPHEROLS APPROX. 16 %
|CHEM COMPOSITION||TOCOPHEROLS NOT LESS THAN 50 %|
FREE FATTY ACIDS APPROX. 23 %
UNSAPONIFIABLES APPROX. 27 %
|PACKING||50 KGS HDPE / GI DRUMS|
Description : Tocopherols are a family of vitamin E compounds naturally found in vegetable oils, nuts, fish and leafy green vegetables. The term vitamin E should be used as the generic descriptor for all tocol and tocotrienol derivatives exhibiting qualitatively the biological activity of α-tocopherol. This term should be used in derived terms such as vitamin E deficiency, vitamin E activity, vitamin E antagonist. Vitamin E is a vitamin that is fat-soluble and comes with antioxidant properties. The nutritional benefits of Vitamin E and its importance as a daily part of the human diet have been well documented. The gamma- and delta-tocopherols present in a Natural Mixed Tocopherol product have great utility because of their ability in protecting the oils and fats in edible oilseeds from oxidation. Natural Mixed Tocopherols have great utility in preserving the taste and preventing the oxidation or rancidity of many foods that contain oils and fats.
Uses : Margarine, shortening, powdered fats and oils, non-dairy cream, hydrogenated fats and oils, animal fat, vegetable oil
Side Effects & Warnings : Evidence that has recently come to light has come to light that taking high doses of vitamin E supplements might increase the risk of death from “all causes,” though a separate study said there was no increase towards mortality for women who supplemented vitamin E on a daily basis. However, these results are often criticized by experts who said that they are based on recalculations of results from earlier studies of mixed quality and with variable results. However, it is still currently the best evidence available and as it stands everybody should take caution with taking vitamin E.
It is considered to be safe to take vitamin E supplements for a short period of time, only up to the recommended upper intake level. However, vitamin E has the potential of being unsafe when doses are taken orally at levels exceeding that of which is recommended. The RDA obtained through food consumption is generally thought to be both safe and beneficial.