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Vitamin E-200 IU - 100 Gels
 
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • 100% Natural
  • d-alpha Tocopheryl
 
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 is necessary for structural and functional maintenance of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle. It also assists in the formation of red blood cells and helps to maintain stores of certain vitamins & minerals . It has a positive effect on immune health, protects against the oxidative damage that can lead to heart disease, cancer, help relieve symptoms of dementia including alzheimer's disease, and is helpful in prevent some diabetes-related damage, especially to the eyes.

Vitamin E, has a tremendous benefit for skin cells. It is a powerful antioxidant and can help fight the signs of aging, protect from sun damage, and lower skin cancer risks.It goes to work throughout the body to destroy free radicals which can impact the skin and prevent damage that free radicals cause.

Vitamin E can be applied topically, and it interacts directly with the skin cells, neutralizing free radicals in the skin and preventing many signs of aging, including skin cancer risks. As an oil, vitamin E can also help improve skin hydration and there is some evidence that points to the use of vitamin E to speed cellular regeneration on the skin.  This can significantly help the healing process for scars and even acne.

NOW Foods was founded in 1968 under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty-five years, they have made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them.

Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while they have grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed – their commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.


 
Nutrition Info
 
 
Serving Size 1 Softgel
 
 Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate)  200 IU   670% 
 
 




 
Details

Serving Size: 1 Softgel

Suggested Usage:  As a dietary supplement, take one softgel 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with meals.  Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® CoQ10 and Omega-3 Fish or Flax Seed Oil.

Other Ingredients:  Softgel Capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water) and Vegetable Oil Concentrate.  Contains soy derivative.  Contains only 100% Natural Vitamin E.
 
Contains no:  sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.

 Item#: 0825
Manufacturer SKU: 733739008251

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Vitamin E FAQs

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. For those persons allergic or sensitive to soy or soy products, one might look to NOW® Dry E-400 capsules. This Vitamin E product is in a dry form and though also soy derived, it has no additional soy oil or soy derived ingredients.

 

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.

 

Which NOW® Vitamin E product should I take for a good blend of mixed tocopherols? Which is better for gamma tocopherols?

Your best bet for a good blend of mixed tocopherols in a softgel form is NOW® Vitamin E with 20% Mixed Tocopherols. We also carry a liquid supplement that contains 80% mixed tocopherols, which contains the best overall mix of tocopherols. These two formulas will also supply the greatest amount of gamma tocopherols.
 
 
What is the difference between Unesterfied Vitamin E and just regular Vitamin E?
 
Vitamin E (tocopherol) can be chemically combined with acetic acid or succinic acid to form a new more stable compound called an esterified E; Tocopheryl Acetate for example. This is more stable but needs to be uncombined by the body to release the active E portion: tocopherol. When you purchase unesterified E it is still uncombined and is the active tocopherol. Most nutritionists prefer this. Most of our E's are this form. Look for the word tocopherol instead of tocopheryl.
 
 
Can you clarify if your product Vitamin E-400 IU - Mixed Tocopherols/Unesterified have any form of SOY in it? My son is deathly allergic to soy and your description does not indicate what type of vegetable oil is used.
 
Yes, it has soy. All 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.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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