Vitamin E is an essential nutrient that includes both tocotrienols and tocopherols. Tocotrienols have double bonds and are found in palm and rice bran oil.

Tocotrienols exist in four different forms: alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienols. Tocotrienols seem to have many different effects in the body. They might lower cholesterol levels and provide heart health benefits.

People use tocotrienols for high cholesterol, cancer, stroke, aging, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

To learn about tocopherols, another source of vitamin E, review vitamin E.

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