Vitamin E Complex (Mixed Tocopherols)
Our Vitamin E Complex is a blend of natural tocopherols, including 80% d-alpha and 20% mixed tocopherols. Vitamin E, a powerful chain-breaking antioxidant, plays an important role in protecting heart health and provides protection for cellular membranes. Vitamin E has also been shown to support healthy blood vessel function, protein metabolism and hormone production. Many women find relief of premenstrual symptoms when taking additional vitamin E.
Take with food for optimal absorption. Due to the increased risk of hemorrhage, use caution if combining vitamin E with anticoagulant therapy (blood thinners) or if you are vitamin K deficient. *
- Fat-soluble antioxidant
- Optimal form of vitamin E (mixed tocopherols)
- Promotes cardiovascular, reproductive, and neurological health*
What is Vitamin E Complex?
Vitamin E refers to the plant-derived, fat-soluble antioxidants: tocopherols and tocotrienols that are responsible for the termination of lipid peroxidation . Our Vitamin E Complex is a blend of natural tocopherols, including 80% d-alpha and 20% mixed tocopherols. Vitamin E is located primarily within the phospholipid bilayer of cell membranes. As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E plays an important role in cell maintenance by protecting polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), other components of cell membranes, and low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) from oxidation by free radicals.
How does Vitamin E Complex Work?
Vitamin E is the most important fat-soluble antioxidant, as it protects animals against a variety of different oxidative stressors. Currently, there is strong scientific evidence to support a link between vitamin E intake and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) through oxidation of unsaturated lipids in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles that would otherwise contribute to the development of atherosclerotic plaque build-up in arterial vessels . These findings indicate that supplemental vitamin E may reduce the risk of heart disease by improving the condition of blood vessels. In fact, it has been reported that aspirin plus vitamin E is more effective than aspirin alone for protection from cardiovascular events.
Vitamin E supplementation also strengthens the immune system, which provides protection against diseases outside of the cardiovascular system . Of the vitamin E isoforms, α-tocopherol, specifically, has been studied extensively in relation to its preventative effects and as a possible therapeutic agent. There are data that indicate a possible preventative effect of vitamin E against carcinogenesis in breast, prostate, and lung tissue [2,3].
Many women find relief from premenstrual/menstrual symptoms after supplementing vitamin E. Multiple randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials have confirmed a significant decrease in symptoms of primary dysmenorrhoea (cramping and blood loss) in response to vitamin E supplementation .
In addition, vitamin E plays a role in the condition of the skin. Vitamin E can also absorb the energy from ultraviolet (UV) light and can, therefore, be considered a photo protectant, preventing UV-induced free radical damage to the skin. Vitamin E may also have related anti-inflammatory effects that are beneficial to the skin and recovery from UV damage .
What are the Suggested Uses for Vitamin E Complex?
- Fat-soluble antioxidant provided in its optimal form (mixed tocopherols)
- Promotes cardiovascular, reproductive, and neurological health
- Protects from and repairs skin damage
- Support for cellular integrity and membrane strength
Source Materials: Natural vitamin E is derived from soy oil. Gelatin is bovine. Glycerin is plant derived. Soybean oil from soy. Refined soy oil is not considered an allergen.
Allergens: According to information provided by our suppliers, these capsules are free of the eight major allergens as identified by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA): Wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts.
Recommendations: Use as directed by a healthcare professional. Take with food for optimal absorption.
Precautions: Due to the increased risk of hemorrhage, use caution if combining vitamin E with anticoagulant therapy (blood thinners) or if you are vitamin K deficient. Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.