Vitamin E (Tocopherols) is an anti-oxidant and maintains healthy blood cells especially their membranes. It also reduces free radicals and helps maintain cell integrity. Vitamin E is an integral part of the cell membrane. The phospholipid molecule is the one that becomes oxidized and where free radicals are formed, because Vitamin E is right next door, it can prevent free radical formation and so the key to Vitamin E is sufficiency and speed of replacement. A further argument for feeding TPGS to horses under stress is that without bile acids there appears little or no recycling of Tocophoxl (used Vitamin E), a valuable sparing process enjoyed by other species. This fact also verifies the need for stabled horses in good health to be fed regular amounts of Vitamin E in their diet. TPGS in common with natural sources of Vitamin E contains not only alpha but gamma tocopherol as well tocotrienols, another form of vitamin E which is supplied by the natural vitamin E component of the formulation.
- Contains the complete Vitamin E family.
- Forms micelles independent of bile.