Vitamin E, also known as alpha-tocopherol, is actually a member of a group of eight fat-soluble compounds – four tocotrienols and four tocopherols, each identified with the prefixes alpha, beta, delta and gamma.
Vitamin E is a well-known antioxidant that inhibits the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), harmful molecules that are generated when fat is oxidized.*
In addition to its antioxidant properties, natural vitamin E is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes such as cell signaling and gene expression.* It also plays a role in normal blood clotting, immune system function, and neurological function.*