E307c - Alpha-tocopherol

Additive: E307c - Alpha-tocopherol

Functions: Antioxidant

α-Tocopherol is a type of vitamin E. It has E number "E307". Vitamin E exists in eight different forms, four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. All feature a chromane ring, with a hydroxyl group that can donate a hydrogen atom to reduce free radicals and a hydrophobic side chain which allows for penetration into biological membranes. Compared to the others, α-tocopherol is preferentially absorbed and accumulated in humans. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of tocopherol-rich extract -E 306-, alpha-tocopherol -E 307-, gamma-tocopherol -E 308- and delta-tocopherol -E 309- as food additives (2015-09-30)

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