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Vitamin E is chemically known as Tocopherol and they are needed by human for essential functions, i.e. absence or insufficient intake result in deficiency symptoms and ultimate death.
Vitamin E are not synthesized, therefore it must be supplied on a regular basis via diet, but it is difficult to get high levels of vitamin-E from a typical diet, although it’s mainly found in vegetable oils:
Vitamin E was discovered in 1922 by Herbert Evans and Katherine Bishop, researchers at the University of California, as part of a study on green leafy vegetables. Today, research shows that the powerful benefits of vitamin E extend virtually from head to toe.
About 8 Tocopherol have been identified and Alpha Tocopherol is most Active.
The Tocopherol are derivatives of 6-hydroxy chromane (tocol) ring with isoprenoid side chain. The antioxidant property is due to the chromane ring.
For more information download the pdf document: Natural Vitamin E