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Vitamin E (with mixed natural tocopherols), 400 I.U., 100 Softgels
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Vitamin E, with natural tocopherols, is an antioxidant that protects the body from free radical damage. Important in maintaining cardiovascular, cognitive, immune, eye and prostate health.

Softgel Size: 4S
Retail $17.95
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Benefits

  • Prevents the formation of free radicals.
  • Helps maintain healthy cardiovascular, eye, lung, cognitive, and immune system functions.
  • Supports prostate health.

Product Information

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, present in many foods, and for which deficiencies are rare, even though the body cannot manufacture its own Vitamin E. Good sources of vitamin E abound—in polyunsaturated oils, wheat germ, seeds, nut, and vegetables. So why all the fuss about Vitamin E?

As one of the most researched vitamins around, there are as many claims as counter-claims. One thing is clear: Vitamin E's major job is as a chain-breaking antioxidant, which prevents the formation of free radicals. Ok, you're reading about supplements, so you know that these critters are bad, but why?

Free radicals possess an unpaired electron in the outer shell of a molecule. This makes them highly reactive with most molecules in the vicinity—lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, and even DNA! Free radicals have an ultra short half-life, so they attack the nearest stable molecule, "stealing" its electron. When the "attacked" molecule loses its electron, it becomes a free radical itself, beginning a chain reaction! Once the process is started, it can cascade, resulting in cellular chaos!

Antioxidants like Vitamin E bolster the body from damaging oxidation reactions by reacting directly with free radicals. A combination of alpha, beta, delta, and gamma tocopherols has been shown to be the most effective, as well as the most expensive source of Vitamin E. However, of all these, d-alpha-tocopherol has the highest biopotency, and its activity is the standard against which all the others must be compared.

Research strongly supports the role of vitamin E in maintaining healthy cardiovascular, eye, lung, prostate, cognitive, and immune system functioning. Evidence is also accumulating that Vitamin E might function to slow the process of aging.

Warnings

  • Use of more than 400 I.U. of Vitamin E per day with the drug warfarin may be contraindicated. Check with your physician.
Factoids
  • Vitamin E absorption is significantly lower on an empty stomach and significantly higher with high-fat meals.
  • Taking mineral oil can reduce dietary Vitamin E absorption and serum levels.
  • Taking Vitamin E with Vitamin A increases the absorption, utilization, and storage of Vitamin A.
  • In the early 1920s, vegetable oil was discovered to restore fertility in rats. The unknown substance was designated vitamin E. The term tocopherol comes from the Greek word tokos, meaning childbirth and the verb phero, meaning to bring forth. To indicate the alcohol nature of the molecule, ol was added to the ending!

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Vitamin E (with mixed natural tocopherols), 400 October 16, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Hilltop Lakes, TX United States  
Easy to swallow.

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Vit. E November 26, 2013
Reviewer: Carolyn H. from Vancouver, WA United States  
Good product

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co-agent with chromium picolinate July 22, 2013
Reviewer: Eddie S. from Kajang, Selangor Malaysia  
works in good synergy for diabetes

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As advertised July 22, 2013
Reviewer: James from Summerville, SC United States  
Top Notch product and exceptional pricing.

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Vitamin E June 28, 2013
Reviewer: Carol W. from Greeneville, TN United States  
I do not take this.  My friend, Gayle does.
We order together.  She must think it works or she wouldn't buy it as she is on a limited budget

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