Uses: E308 is an antioxidant and is used in pork pies and sausages as well as a vitamin supplement. Has a lesser antioxidant effect than alpha-
Commercially it can be extracted, by distillation in a vacuum, from cottonseed, maize, rice germ, soya bean oil, wheat germ, or green leaves and may, therefore, come from Genetically Modified sources.
Description: Vitamin E, known as the anti-
Tocopherols are essential to the life of red blood cells and helps the supply of oxygen to the heart and muscles. Its requirement is increased by high intakes of polyunsaturated fats but, as the body stores about a year's supply, Vitamin E deficiency that produces signs and symptoms is rare.
It is possible that generous intakes protect cell membranes from oxidation damage and consequent degenerative diseases.
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