Vitamin E, Its Ups and Downs
One with a meal, but some need to work up to it, and others need more.
What are some common sources of Vitamin E?
Green Leafy Vegetables
Vegetable Oils (cold pressed)
Why the natural dalpha-tocopherols form of E?
We can buy synthetic Vitamin E at a lower cost, but that might be penny wise and pound foolish. The natural d-alpha-tocopherols are the more active, so serve the body more effectively. Taking just one a day, or even as much as one with each of our three meals a day, makes the small savings of the dl form less important than the d-alpha's better activity.
If you are taking inorganic Iron (such as ferrous sulfate) take your Iron and E separately as the inorganic form can destroy the Vitamin E. That is not a problem with organic Iron, so ask you health professional to provide the organic form (such as ferrous gluconate or ferrous fumarate.)
If you are taking blood thinners, get your health professional's advice on how much E to take each day (probably not over 1,200 International Units per day.)
If you have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or hyperthyroidism, get professional advice on supplementing with Vitamin E.
Maintaining the proper level of Vitamin E requires that we also maintain our levels of Zinc.
We can keep our Vitamin E actively performing its antioxidant function by pairing it with regular consumption of fruits and other sources of Vitamin C that will restore E's ability to keep performing its antioxidant role in fighting free radicals which interfere with keeping ourselves healthy into our golden elder years.
This article has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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