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Tocopherol (alpha tocopheryl nicotinate) is an ester of tocopherol and nicotinic acid. Vitamin E (Tocopherol) is sold commercially as the esterified form (alpha tocopheryl acetate, alpha tocopheryl succinate and alpha tocopheryl nicotinate). Alpha tocopheryl nicotinate has antioxidant and vasodilatory properties. It can be used as a mild warming agent, without producing the redness typical for nicotinic acid. Tocopherol (alpha tocopheryl nicotinate) has been available in Japan since 1967. Tocopherol under the brand name Juvela N is approved in Japan for the treatment of symptoms accompanying hypertension, hyperlipidemia, peripheral circulatory disturbance resulting from arteriosclerosis obliterans. Tocopherol has being shown to inhibit platelet aggregation.   NCATS

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