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
Basically they're Vitamin E compounds so I wouldn't worry much about it.