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Vitamin E

 

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Take 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.

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Evidence of Benefits (Leaf Rating System)

Below is a summary only. See Vitamin E Benefits for detailed comments on each of the listed health benefits.
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbalWound healing (in burn patients)
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbalPhoto aging (Skin Damage) / Skin Conditions 
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbalMale Infertility
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstruation)
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Dementia
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbalMenopause Symptoms 
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbalParkinson's Disease (PD)
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Cancer of the Bladder, Pancrease and Colon
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Lung Cancer
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Acne
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Pre-eclampsia
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Antioxidant Benefits
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Hair Growth / Hair Loss
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Cold Sores
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Fibromyalgia
Helpful
Diabetes
HelpfulAllergies / Hay Fever

High Cholesterol - May not be Effective

Osteoarthritis (OA)May not be Effective

Cardiovascular DiseaseMay not be Effective

Treatment of ScarsMay not be Effective

Stroke Prevention May not be Effective
 
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Suggested Benefits and Traditional Uses

    acne
    aged-related macular degeneration (AMD)
    allergies and hay fever
    altitude sickness
    Alzheimer's disease (AD)
    angina (chest pain)
    anti-aging
    antioxidant benefits
    asthma
    atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
    cancer treatment and prevention
    chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
    cold sores
    congestive heart failure (CHF)
    dementia
    diabetes
    dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)
    enhancing energy and vitality
    enhancing physical performance
    heart attack prevention
    heart disease

    high blood pressure
    high cholesterol
    impotence (erectile dysfunction/ED)
    infertility in males
    intermittent claudication
    menopause symptoms
    osteoarthritis (OA)
    Parkinson's Disease (PD)
    pre-eclampsia
    premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
    prevention of heart disease
    prostate cancer prevention
    restless leg syndrome
    rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
    scar treatment
    stroke prevention
    sunburns
    tardive dyskinesia
    wound healing
    yeast infections

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    Facts and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What 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.

    As 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

    Does using vitamin E help with healing scar marks?

    Unfortunately, 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.

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    Side Effects, Toxicity and Warnings

    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 vitamin E.

    What are some long-term dangers of taking too much?

    Taking more 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 well-designed.

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    Dosage & How 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 essential vitamin.

    1,500 IU daily is the tolerable upper limit (UL). Avoid taking more than 1,000 IU daily unless you are under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
     
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