Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Tocopherol is a compound found under the Vitamin E umbrella.
It is known for it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and can be found in skincare products, supplements and the way we like it best naturally occurring in our medicine chest called whole food.

why it’s good

  • when consumed as food it is it’s most powerful
  • found to be effective prevention and reversal of disease i.e. Alzheimer’s
  • stimulates the body’s defense system
  • our body stores it in our fatty tissues, we don’t need it every day or large amounts
  • supports the cardiovascular and reproductive systems
  • powerful healing effects on damaged skin
  • promotes circulation and hair growth

where can I find it

  • Sunflower seeds, almonds, wheat germ, mung beans, hazelnuts, brazil nuts
  • spinach, broccoli, swiss chard, red pepper
  • kiwi, mango, tomato, avocados
  • olive oil
  • Atlantic Salmon, Abalone, Rainbow Trout, Octopus

deficiency symptoms

Are you effected by the following:

  • nerve damage, poor coordination
  • cardiovascular disease
  • infertility
  • fibrocystic breast disease

side effects / toxicity

No known side effects when Vitamin E is obtained from food sources.

daily requirements

These are listed at 22 iu however that is a generalized suggestion since every human’s body is different and the only real way to know what your personal requirement levels is to have your blood levels tested by a Functional Nutritional Practitioner.
You can find one near you here.


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