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Mixed Tocopherols

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Created September 12, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Is there any reason to be concerned with Mixed Tocopherols? I found this ingredient listed on a Paleo brand granola that I absolutely love.

Please provide any insight you have with this ingredient as I have found limited informatoin on Google with it's influence in the Paleo diet. As I understand it, the ingredient is a natural antioxidant, so my understanding is that it should be perfectly fine.

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on May 24, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Yeah. Seriphos, the brand of phosphatidyl serine usually recommended for cortisol/stress issues comes from soy. (Phos.serine used to come from cow brains, I think, but due to safety concerns about mad cow disease, it's now mostly sourced from soy.) I think some of these soy-derived things aren't the same as, say, eating a chunk of tofu or 3 glasses of soy milk a day

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on May 24, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Yeah. Seriphos, the brand of phosphatidyl serine usually recommended for cortisol/stress issues comes from soy. (Phos.serine used to come from cow brains, I think, but die to safety concerns about mad cow disease, it's now mostly sourced from soy.) I think some of these soy-derived things aren't the same as, say, eating a chunk of tofu or 3 glasses of soy milk a day.

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on May 24, 2012
at 10:50 AM

What's a paleo brand of granola?

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on September 13, 2011
at 08:49 AM

Yeah but you're not eating soy per-se. It's just vitamin E... Also, unless you're allergic to soy, i don't see any problem in consuming teeny tiny amounts of it.

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on September 13, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Soy is a legume and therefore a no-no Flavio. :)

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on September 12, 2011
at 02:26 PM

What is wrong with it being sourced from soy?

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on September 12, 2011
at 06:57 PM

It's Vitamin E, and used often in snacks, natural personal care products and even in supplements a more natural antioxidant and preservative.

http://www.parmentier.de/gpf/foodantiox.htm

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on September 12, 2011
at 02:42 PM

Its the best form of vitamin E. No concern about it at all, it should even be helpful for all sort of stuff.

See related supplement: http://www.nowfoods.com/Products/ProductsbyCategory/078954.htm

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on September 12, 2011
at 02:20 PM

Wikipedia says:

Tocopherols (or TCP) are a class of chemical compounds of which many have vitamin E activity. It is a series of organic compounds consisting of various methylated phenols. Because the vitamin activity was first identified in 1936 from a dietary fertility factor in rats, it was given the name "tocopherol" from the Greek words ???????????????? [birth], and ??????????????????, [to bear or carry] meaning in sum "to carry a pregnancy," with the ending "-ol" signifying its status as a chemical alcohol.

Basically they're Vitamin E compounds so I wouldn't worry much about it.

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on September 12, 2011
at 02:22 PM

Mixed tocopherols are forms of vitamin E. Unfortunately, in supplements and processed foods, it's usually sourced from soy. I'd skip the processed food, even if it's been "paleo-washed".

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on September 13, 2011
at 08:49 AM

Yeah but you're not eating soy per-se. It's just vitamin E... Also, unless you're allergic to soy, i don't see any problem in consuming teeny tiny amounts of it.

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on September 13, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Soy is a legume and therefore a no-no Flavio. :)

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

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on September 12, 2011
at 02:26 PM

What is wrong with it being sourced from soy?

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on May 24, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Yeah. Seriphos, the brand of phosphatidyl serine usually recommended for cortisol/stress issues comes from soy. (Phos.serine used to come from cow brains, I think, but die to safety concerns about mad cow disease, it's now mostly sourced from soy.) I think some of these soy-derived things aren't the same as, say, eating a chunk of tofu or 3 glasses of soy milk a day.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on May 24, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Yeah. Seriphos, the brand of phosphatidyl serine usually recommended for cortisol/stress issues comes from soy. (Phos.serine used to come from cow brains, I think, but due to safety concerns about mad cow disease, it's now mostly sourced from soy.) I think some of these soy-derived things aren't the same as, say, eating a chunk of tofu or 3 glasses of soy milk a day

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