Vitamin E (with mixed tocopherols)
Benefits at a Glance
Vitamin E is crucial to proper cellular function
Helps to decrease the effects of aging
Helps decrease the development of long-term diseases
May improve the health of your immune system
Decreases oxidative stress induced by exercise, especially in older adults
Naturally occurring tocopherols (d-alpha, beta and gamma) are the most biologically active forms of vitamin E. Vitamin E, a powerful chain-breaking antioxidant and free radical scavenger, is considered the first line of defense against lipid peroxidation. It protects the integrity of the body's cellular membranes, and has the ability to unite with oxygen and prevent it from being converted into toxic peroxides. Vitamin E plays a beneficial role in the cellular respiration of muscles, especially cardiac and skeletal muscles. It also supports healthy blood vessel function. In addition, vitamin E plays a role in nucleic acid and protein metabolism, mitochondrial function, and hormone production.
Why take Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is a group of eight compounds including four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta) and four additional tocotrienol derivatives. Gamma-tocopherol (or γ- tocopherol) is the most commonly found form in our diet, whereas alpha-tocopherol (or α-tocopherol) is the most biologically active form.
- Vitamin E is an important antioxidant for the body, helping to decrease the effects of aging and on the development of long-term diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other nervous system related disorders, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
- Vitamin E may help improve the health of your immune system, and can decrease your chances of catching viruses such as colds and influenza.
- Vitamin E may decrease oxidative stress induced by exercise, especially in older adults.
If you are taking prescription or non-prescription medications, have a pre-existing medical condition, or are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, talk with your healthcare provider before taking any dietary supplement. Do not take if there is an allergy to any component of this dietary supplement.
Those with an increased need for vitamin E include:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Heart Attack Prevention
- Respiratory Tract Infections
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
The following medications may deplete vitamin E from the body. When taking these medications, it is best to supplement your diet with vitamin E:
- Clofibrate and fenofibrate
- Mineral oil
Serving Size: 1 Softgel Capsule
Amount per serving
Vitamin E (as natural d-alpha tocopherol) ..... 400 iu
Other tocopherols ..... 67 mg.
Other ingredients: grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, gelatin capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water)
Dosage and use
- 1–2 capsules daily, in divided doses, with meals.
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