About Vitamin E
Vitamin E was discovered in 1922 in green leafy vegetables, but has only recently gained recognition as a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin E is fat soluble and poorly absorbed. It is stored in the fat tissues and the liver. Vitamin E is a term for a group of related compounds called “tocopherols” and “tocotrienols”, which occur in four major forms: alpha, beta, delta, and gamma. Alpha tocopherol is the most common and most biologically active form of Vitamin E. However, current research is indicating that different components in Vitamin E may be responsible for different actions. For example, scientists believe that alpha tocopherol inhibits production of free radicals and gamma tocopherol neutralizes existing free radicals. Since Vitamin E is a family of nutrients, it makes sense to take it in a form which includes all the members of the tocopherol family, which would further support the health benefits of Vitamin E. Our Natural Vitamin E with Mixed Tocopherols 400 IU is 100% natural and contains all four members of the tocopherol family of compounds, making it more nutritionally complete. A natural form of Vitamin E is the most powerful and effective form of the antioxidant because it is the easiest form for your body to absorb. The Vitamin E used by our facility is derived from soybean oil and is significantly more potent than synthetic Vitamin E.*
Vitamin E should be taken with meals that contain fat to increase absorption and lower the risk of stomach irritation.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.