Definition of Tocopherol:

Any of several fat-soluble, oily, phenolic compounds with antioxidant vitamin E activity.  Any of four different forms (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, delta-) of vitamin E.  Alpha-tocopherol has the greatest vitamin E activity.  Synthetic dI-alpha-tocopherol has the same activity as natural alpha-tocopherol.

Also: Tocopherols

Topics Related to Tocopherol

Aerobic Exercise Need

...relationship to Vitamin E Requirement
“...The inverse relationship between tocopherol levels and levels of body fat may explain why this is a risk factor for coronary heart disease, due to vitamin E's role as an antioxidant and protective agent in cardiovascular disease...”

Antioxidant Requirement

...the condition
“...Naturally-occurring antioxidant vitamins include carotenoids (which may also be pro-vitamin A), the vitamin E family of compounds (tocopherols and tocotrienols) and vitamin C...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...recommendation Vitamin E
“...Dietary gamma tocopherol intake was not associated with the risk of myocardial infarction...”


...related topic
“Form of vitamin E that differs from tocopherols by possessing three double bonds in its side chain rather than being saturated...”

Vitamin E a treatment
“...Vitamin E describes a family of compounds of the tocopherol and tocotrienol type...”