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 (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.
These combat a range of free radicles two most common types being
- ROS Reduced by d-alpha-tocopherol
- ROS Hydroxyl and superoxide free radicals associated with oxidative metabolism.
- RNS Reduced by gamma-tocopherol
- RNS Nitric oxide (gas) normal constituent of cells – acts as a messenger.
- Contains the complete Vitamin E family
- Forms micelles independent of bile
TPGS named as EH20 500/200 on test