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T-50 (tocopherol-50) is a natural, broad-spectrum form of Vitamin E. It's a very dark amber, viscous liquid. It's also rather outrageously expensive right now, too, for some reason. You can purchase tocopherol acetate easily from pharmacies, grocery stores, etc. where the vitamin supplements are. They come in gel capsules; you've probably seen them before.
Tocopherol is an antioxidant, which means it slows down the oxidation of oils and butters. Vitamin E, as it's more commonly known, has no preservative properties at all; it doesn't kill or prevent the growth of bacteria, mold or fungi. It slows down the rate at which oils and butters will turn rancid, plus it's good for skin, but that's the extent of this fabulous additive.
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