When people talk about vitamin E, they often mention its remarkable “age-defying” benefits. This vitamin, though, is actually more valuable that you think.* Vitamin E is an important part of the body’s antioxidant system.* It is not a single compound, but is rather a family of compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols.* Vitamin E supports:
- Heart health*
- Respiratory health*
- Prostate health*
- Breast health*
- Brain function*
Vitamin E also helps alleviate normal PMS symptoms and helps prevent hot flashes in menopausal women.
The U.S. Daily Value (DV) recommends that you get at least 30 IU vitamin E daily, but the typical American diet supplies you with less than this amount. Health experts also agree that you should get more than this DV. Dr. Evan Shute, a renowned international researcher who has studied vitamin E for over 30 years, says healthy females should get at least 400 IU of vitamin E a day, while healthy males should get 600 IU a day.
Which Vitamin E Supplement Should You Take?
There are many vitamin E supplements in the market today, but Dr. Joseph Mercola says you should be wary of these supplements because they may contain synthetic vitamin E. According to research, synthetic vitamin E ties up the receptor sites and stops the naturally-occurring vitamin E from acting. It is also revealed that your body prefers natural vitamin E, which is retained in your body longer than synthetic vitamin E.
Dr. Mercola recommends the Dr. Mercola’s Vitamin E Mixed Tocopherols as your ideal source of natural vitamin E.* Made from soybean oil (but without the negative effects of soy), this supplement provides you with an exclusive blend of four natural source tocopherols.* Every soft gel capsule of Dr. Mercola’s Vitamin E supplement contains 400 IU of vitamin E as d-alpha tocopherol, with the benefits of beta, delta, and substantial gamma tocopherols.
These Potent Tocopherols Are Found in Mercola Vitamin E*
There are eight members of the vitamin E tocopherol family, all of them with unique characteristics and functions.* Alpha tocopherol, which is found in Dr. Mercola’s Vitamin E, is the most popular form. It offers superb antioxidant benefits, and is the most abundant form found in the body.* But studies suggest that alpha tocopherol intake should be balanced with adequate gamma tocopherol.*
Gamma tocopherol is the most common tocopherol you get in your diet and is also found in Dr. Mercola’s Vitamin E. Gamma tocopherol helps protect you from nitrogen-based free radicals—something alpha tocopherol cannot do.* Nitrogen free radicals help accelerate aging and prevent you from being optimally healthy. Studies also revealed that gamma tocopherol may also support prostate, breast, and immune system health.*
Gamma tocopherol may also help support colon health.* The human body eliminates excess gamma tocopherol through the biliary route, where increasing the ratio of gamma tocopherol to alpha tocopherol is significantly higher than the plasma ratio.* This means that excess gamma tocopherol secreted into feces during supplementation may have positive effects on colon health.*
Don’t allow your body to have insufficient vitamin E levels. Try Dr. Mercola’s Vitamin E today and get the benefits of this nutrient.*
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