Ingredient Database:
mixed tocopherols

Simple Definition: A mix of compounds that have Vitamin E activity, used in pet foods as an antioxidant and 'natural' preservative.

Our Comments:

Tocopherols come from natural sources. They are less effective at preserving foods than synthetic pereservatives such as BHA/BHT, but they are typically regarded as safer.

Categories this ingredient falls under:

Supplement: This was added to ensure your pet doesn't face any vitamin, mineral, or other nutrient deficiencies.
Preservative: This was included to improve the food's shelf life, giving it a longer time before it expires.

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