D,L-α-Tocopherol is a synthetic form of vitamin E that exhibits antioxidative, anti-atherosclerotic, neuroprotective, and anticoagulant activities. Vitamin E is found naturally as D-α-tocopherol. Out of all of the forms of vitamin E, α-tocopherols are the most biologically active. This compound is occasionally found in commercial dietary supplements. In macrophages, this form of vitamin E decreases oxidation of LDL and ox-LDL-induced toxicity; in similar animal models, this compound inhibits the development of atherosclerotic lesions. Additionally, D,L-α-tocopherol inhibits platelet aggregation.