Is there any reason to be concerned with Mixed Tocopherols? I found this ingredient listed on a Paleo brand granola that I absolutely love.
Please provide any insight you have with this ingredient as I have found limited informatoin on Google with it's influence in the Paleo diet. As I understand it, the ingredient is a natural antioxidant, so my understanding is that it should be perfectly fine.
Tocopherols (or TCP) are a class of chemical compounds of which many have vitamin E activity. It is a series of organic compounds consisting of various methylated phenols. Because the vitamin activity was first identified in 1936 from a dietary fertility factor in rats, it was given the name "tocopherol" from the Greek words “τόκος” [birth], and “φέρειν”, [to bear or carry] meaning in sum "to carry a pregnancy," with the ending "-ol" signifying its status as a chemical alcohol.
Basically they're Vitamin E compounds so I wouldn't worry much about it.
Its the best form of vitamin E. No concern about it at all, it should even be helpful for all sort of stuff.
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