Natural Vitamin E 400IU
R188.11 – R519.50
- BRAIN FUNCTION
- CARDIOVASCULAR PROTECTION
- MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS
- SKIN HEALTH
400 – 800 IU/day for general and therapeutic purposes. Much greater amounts are utilised in certain conditions. Up to 3,200 IU daily for several years has been used without toxicity problems.
Neurological disorders e.g. Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, tardive dyskinesia, cognitive impairment etc. diabetes, neuro-muscular degeneration, lupus, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, fibrocystic breast disease, wound healing, sun-protection, menopause.
Vitamin E may potentiate the effects of anticoagulant drugs such as Coumadin and Warfarin. Although synergistic with Aspirin, vitamin E may also increase the inhibition of platelet aggregation caused by aspirin.
Vitamin E has very low toxicity.
Vitamin E interacts extensively with other antioxidant nutrients, especially vitamin C and selenium. Vitamin E also improves the use of vitamin A, may assist in converting B12 to its most active form, and protects EFAs from lipid peroxidation.
Vascular protection – grape seed/pycnogenol, EFAs, antioxidant complex, hawthorn berry, CoQ10, folic acid/DHA, bilberry/eyebright, ester C
Brain / nerve protection - grape seed/pycnogenol, EFAs, antioxidant complex, ginkgo biloba, B complex
Natural forms of vitamin E bound to krebs cycle intermediates such as acetates or succinates are more advantageous as they are more stable and highly bio-available. Look for d-alpha tocopheryl succinate as this is a natural form. The prefix dl- indlicates a synthetic vitamin E. Interestingly, aspirin and vitamin E appear to work synergistically against the risk of cardiovascular disease.