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What You Need to Know about Vitamin E

Suzy Cohen, RPh, wants to make it clear that there is a lot of misinformation out there regarding vitamin E. She points out that not all vitamin E are equal, and that there is a big difference between synthetic vitamin E and that which occurs naturally.

Research into the health benefits of vitamin E used a synthetically made product. These vitamins only used one part of the overall vitamin E called Alpha tocopherol. When you are shopping for supplements, make sure to look at the label. If it has the prefix “dl” that indicates that the product is synthetically-made.

What’s the problem with synthetic vitamin E? It is missing seven other components, all of which combined together can have a positive impact on your health. These benefits include:

  • Supporting brain health.
  • Benefits the heart, liver, and pancreas.
  • Controls cholesterol.
  • Helps fight prostate and breast cancer.
  • Addresses heart disease.

A key ingredient in vitamin E are tocotrienols, which have antioxidant properties.  Youcan find tocotrienols in:

  • Palm oil.
  • Rice bran oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Rye
  • Barley
  • Wheat
  • Oats
  • Grapefruit seed oil
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil.
  • Sunflower oil
  • Poppy seed oil

According to Cohen, to get the full benefits of vitamin E you would need to either:

  • Drink a full cup of palm oil each day.
  • Consume two cups of rice bran oil daily.
  • Eat 3.5 pounds of wheat germ daily.

That’s a lot of fiber! However, it’s not worth consuming that much and having to deal with the unpleasant side effects. Instead, you can get your daily amount of vitamin E through supplements. Cohen sells a supplement that is a complete vitamin E and is natural too, not synthetically made.

Interested in learning more about the health benefits of vitamin E and how it can help you?  Read the article here:  The Truth About Vitamin E!