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Natural Vitamin E Mixed Tocopherols
Provides protection against free radical damage
Supports healthy cytokine balance and a balanced cycle of inflammation
Promotes cardiovascular and nervous system health
Natural Vitamin E Mixed Tocopherols provides protection against free radical damage, and promotes cardiovascular and nervous system health
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Naturally occurring vitamin E refers to a family of fat-soluble molecules which include tocopherols. There are four different forms of vitamin E tocopherols: alpha, beta, gamma and delta. Each provide powerful biological antioxidant activity. The Natural Vitamin E Mixed Tocopherols formula provides full-spectrum, fat-soluble vitamin E to reduce the effects of free radical activity throughout the body. Natural Vitamin E Mixed Tocopherols includes all four forms of tocopherols to maximize antioxidant protection and support for cardiovascular health.
Vitamin E was one of the first two antioxidant compounds to be sold as dietary supplements, the second being vitamin C. It is sometimes used as the reference antioxidant compound when fat soluble compounds are being researched. Vitamin E is a term used to refer to eight molecules, which are divided into two categories: tocopherols and tocotrienols. Each category is further divided up into alpha (α), beta (β), gamma (γ), and delta (δ) vitamers. The vitamer α-tocopherol is considered to be the main vitamer, but the gammas (γ-tocopherol and γ-tocotrienol) are also popular research topics, due to their presence in the diet. Collectively, these compounds are called vitamin E. Vitamin E is particularly important for the elderly, since a deficiency is associated with a higher risk of bone fractures. Supplementing additional vitamin E, however, will not provide additional benefits to bone health. Since the majority of vitamin E’s benefits are associated with low doses slightly above the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), vitamin E supplementation is not always necessary. Dietary changes can generally prevent a vitamin E deficiency and eliminate the need for supplementation. Low-dose vitamin E is safe to supplement, but high-dose long-term vitamin E supplementation (above 400IU per day), however, may be associated with increased risk of death and increased risk of prostate cancer. Maintaining adequate levels of vitamin E in the body can be achieved through very low daily doses of 15mg (22.4 IU) or less. This dose of vitamin E can be acquired through the diet, making supplementation unnecessary in many cases. Good dietary sources include avocados, olives, vegetables, sesame and almonds. I recommend getting your vitamin E from a healthy diet and only supplementing when directed by your physician.
Serving Size: 2 Soft Gel Capsules
Amount per serving
- Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopherol) .... 800 IU
- Total non alpha tocopherol forms .... 400mg
- d-Beta and d-Gamma tocopherols .... 272mg
- Delta tocopherols .... 92mg
- Other Ingredients: Mixed Tocopherols, Gelatin, Glycerin, and Purified Water
Dosage and use
- 1 soft gel capsule per day or as recommended by your health care professional
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