Published in Cancer Weekly, March 25th, 2003
According to a study from Germany, "The content and composition of different vitamin E isoforms was analyzed in normal human skin. Interestingly, the epidermis contained 1% alpha-tocotrienol, 3% gamma-tocotrienol, 87% alpha-tocopherol, and 9% gamma-tocopherol. Although the levels of tocotrienol in human epidermis appear to be considerably lower than reported in the hairless mouse, the presence of significant amounts of tocotrienol levels leads to speculation about the physiological function of tocotrienols in skin.
"Besides antioxidant activity and photoprotection,...
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