Nature source d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, or RRR-d-alpha tocohperyl acetate, is a natural source form of Vitamin E obtained from vacuum steam distillation of edible vegetable oil products. It is widely used in food, dietary supplement, and animal feed applications as a source of Vitamin E. The acetate form of Vitamin E provides better long term stability where exposure to light or oxygen may be a concern.
Natural source d-alpha tocopheryl acetate is different from synthetic Vitamin E. Since synthetic Vitamin E is produced by chemical reactions from petrochemicals, it contains additional reaction products (stereoisomers) not normally found in nature. For this reason, natural source Vitamin E contains two times the Vitamin E activity of synthetic Vitamin E on a weight basis.
Natural source d-alpha tocopheryl acetate is a clear, viscous, bland, yellow oil with a slight vegetable oil-like odor. It is more stable than non-acetate forms of tocopherols. Storage practices for d-alpha tocopheryl acetate should include minimizing contact with air, avoiding elevated storage temperatures, and avoiding unnecessary contact with transition metals or alkaline substances.
Natural source d-alpha tocopheryl acetate oil conforms to FCC requirements, is produced under certified ISO 9001, 14001 and 22000 programs, and is certified Kosher and Halal. Soybean or sunflower oil may be added to standardize concentration. Non-GM products are available on request.
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