Vitamin E is a major antioxidant and the primary defense against lipid peroxidation. It is particularly important in protecting the body's cells from free radical/oxidative damage. These protective benefits are achievable with supplemental intakes higher than what is normally consumed in the average diet.
Vitamin E, 400 IU - FAQ
Is your vitamin E a "natural vitamin E" or synthetic?
We do not carry any synthetic Vitamin E, which is indicated by the “dl-alpha” prefix (as in “dl-alpha-Tocopheryl acetate). All of our Vitamin E is the all-natural “d-alpha” form.
What type of vegetable oil is used in your Vitamin E softgels?
The vegetable oil used in our Vitamin E products is soybean oil.
What's the difference between Alpha and Gamma and Tocopherol?
In order to answer the question correctly we need to review what Vitamin E is. Vitamin E is a family of essential fat-soluble nutrients that act as powerful antioxidants. In nature there are 8 substances that have been found to have vitamin E activity: alpha-, beta-, gamma- and delta-tocopherol; and alpha-, beta-, gamma- and delta tocotrienols. The four different isomers from both the tocopherol and tocotrienol groups all have different biological activities and therapeutic benefits.
According to research d-alpha-tocopherol has the highest bioavailablity and is the standard against which all the others must be compared. Human blood and tissue contains much more alpha-tocopherol than gamma-tocopherol even though gamma-tocopherol is the predominant form of vitamin E in our diet. It’s suggested that the liver metabolizes both alpha and gamma forms but uses a special protein called alpha-tocopherol transfer protein to preferentially place more alpha than any other tocopherol into the VLDL and eventually the LDL cholesterol carries it through the bloodstream to the tissues. The liver metabolizes gamma-tocopherol to 2,7,8-trimethyl-2- (beta-carboxyethyl)-6-hydroxychromin (gamma-CEHC) which is absorbed in some tissues, sent back to the intestines via the bile and mostly excreted in the urine. Some research indicates that the active CEHC metabolite may have natriuretic activity and play a role in determining how much fluid and electrolytes may pass through the kidneys thereby influencing many important physiologic activities in the body.
Can you clarify if your product Vitamin E-400 IU - have any form of SOY in it?
Yes, it has soy. All 100%-natural Vitamin E is derived from a mixture of vegetable oils, including soy. Most people with soy intolerances can use natural Vitamin E, unless soybean oil has been added to the formula as a synergistic base, because of the degree of distillation and separation used to concentrate the vitamin.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 100
Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 400 IU
Other Ingredients: Softgel Capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water) and Vegetable Oil Concentrate. Contains soy derivative.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one softgel daily, preferably with meals.