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February 2000 Issue

Newest Supplement Darlings: Tocotrienols. A Better Form of E?

Q. Are tocotrienols in vitamin E supplements? If not, should I look for a separate tocotrienol supplement? A. Tocotrienols are not in most vitamin E supplements, and the jury is still out on who might need them. Tocotrienols, like their chemical cousins tocopherols, are members of the vitamin E family. Alpha-tocopherol is the most prominent form in the body and is thought to be the most biologically active, and therefore has been

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