(Tocopherols & tocotrienols)
Alpha- (or α-) tocopherol is the only form of Vitamin E that is recognized to meet human requirements. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that is needed to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. It also helps to widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting. Vitamin E deficiency is uncommon.
Plant: Primarily wheat germ, sunflower, and safflower oils, secondarily corn and soybean oils. Avocados, nuts (peanuts, hazelnuts, and, especially, almonds) and seeds (like sunflower seeds); some green vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli, squash & pumpkin.
Animal: Shellfish, trout