how does tocopherol act as an antioxidant China Vitamin E tocopherol Manufacturer
how does tocopherol act as an antioxidant
Vitamin E (VitaminE) is a fat-soluble vitamin whose hydrolysate is tocopherol, which is one of the most important antioxidants. It is mostly soluble in organic solvents such as fat and ethanol, insoluble in water, stable to heat and acid, unstable to alkali, sensitive to oxygen, and insensitive to heat, but the activity of vitamin E is significantly reduced during frying. Tocopherol can promote the secretion of sex hormones to increase the vitality and quantity of male sperm; increase the concentration of female estrogen, improve fertility, prevent miscarriage, and can also be used to prevent male infertility, burns, frostbite, capillary bleeding, menopausal syndrome, and beauty etc. It has recently been discovered that vitamin E can inhibit the lipid peroxide reaction in the lens of the eye, dilate peripheral blood vessels, improve blood circulation, and prevent the occurrence and development of myopia. The phenolic hydroxyl group on the benzene ring of vitamin E is acetylated, and the ester is hydrolyzed to the phenolic hydroxyl group to become tocopherol. People often mistakenly think that vitamin E is tocopherol.