200 to 400 IU daily of vitamin E. We do. It is a powerful antioxidant that
neutralizes free radicals in the body to prevent cell damage.
Benefits and Traditional Uses
and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
is vitamin E?
This is a fat-soluble vitamin. It has antioxidant benefits
and comes in several
different forms with different levels of activity in our body.
Alpha-tocopherol is the most active form.
As well, this
vitamin comes in the natural and synthetic form. d-alpha tocopherol is
the natural form and dl-alpha tocopherol is the synthetic form. The
natural form is better absorbed and last longer in our body.
an antioxidant, it is known to:
- protect cell membranes
- prevent cholesterol from oxidizing and depositing on the blood vessels
- help with cell growth and
- to thin the blood
vitamin E help with healing scar marks?
the short answer is no. See Vitamin E Oil Scars
to read about using the oil formulation for scar
and scarring problems.
How do I know if I have a deficiency in vitamin E?
It is very
rare to suffer from deficiency of this vitamin. The people most
likely to be deficient are those suffering from health conditions such
as absorption disorder and liver diseases.
What are some foods high in vitamin E?
There are many
natural sources of this vitamin. Foods such as eggs,
green vegetables, meat, olive oil, whole grains, nuts and fruits
contain this essential vitamin.
What are some side effects of taking this vitamin?
There are very
few side effects from
taking this vitamin. People have reported stomach complaints (nausea,
vomiting and stomach ache), rash, headache, fatigue and blurred vision.
What can I expect if I take too much or overdose
on vitamin E?
Very high dose
of this vitamin might
increase the risk of bleeding, particularly when you are also on
prescription blood thinning medications. It is unlikely that you would
overdose on this vitamin from eating large amounts of foods rich in
What are some long-term dangers of taking too
is not better with this essential vitamin. There are studies showing
that too much of this vitamin might increase the number
of deaths by a small amount. This is highly
controversy and some experts point out that the study was not
to Take It
The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is 23 IU daily. A well-balanced
diet gives you about 60 IU daily of vitamin E.
Dosage ranges from 200 to 400 IU daily is considered
to be reasonable and safe to use.
Some experts expressed concern of using 400 IU or more daily of this
IU daily is the tolerable upper limit (UL). Avoid taking more
1,000 IU daily unless you are under the supervision of a healthcare
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