What is Tocopheryl Acetate?
Tocopheryl acetate may refer to the natural or synthetic form of alpha tocopherol.
D versus DL
With Vitamin E, for example, the d- form of vitamin E derived from vegetable oils and other natural sources is different from the dl- form (which is often called the synthetic form). The dl- tocopherols are actually a mixture: the d-form and the l-form (usually a 1:1 mixture). 
The human body uses only the d- form. The l- form, when present, does not confer any known health benefit and is normally excreted by the body. So, in essence, when consuming the dl- form of vitamin E, you obtain an effective dose of about half the vitamin E dosage reported on the label. 
Source(s) Derived From
|Plant Sources, Chemical (Synthetic) Sources|
Natural or Artificial?
|Both (Can be derived from Natural & Artificial Sources)|
Aliases (Also Known As)
A Tocopherol Acetate
Alpha Tocopherol Acetate
Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate
E Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate
Vitamin E Acetate
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|Ingredient added||UPC Food Search||January 1, 2009 @ 2:14 AM|