This 100% natural form of d-alpha- tocopherol vitamin E is the most potent, most effective form of natural vitamin E available. Natural vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which may protect the heart while also eliminating free radicals, boosting the immune system and improving the condition of the skin, hair and nails.
Vitamin E belongs to a family of 8 antioxidant compounds consisting of four tocopherols: alpha, beta, gamma and delta and 4 tocotreinols: also alpha, beta, gamma and delta.
Natural vs. Synthetic
The most potent, natural form of vitamin E is d-alpha- tocopherol which is superior to the synthetic version, dl-alpha-tocopherol. Natural vitamin E supplement labels must express 100 % natural on the label to ensure potency.
Natural vitamin E supplements are believed to be superior to synthetic vitamin E supplements in many ways.
Natural vitamin E:
• Has a higher bioavailability rate/synthetic is only 67 % as active
• Remains longer in body tissues/synthetic is excreted 3 times faster
• Is made from natural vegetable oils/some synthetics made from petrochemicals
• Is recognized by the body
Natural Vitamin E in the Body
The most common form of vitamin E found in foods is gamma-tocopherol even though the body utilizes alpha-tocopherol much more effectively. Alpha-tocopherol can be measured in the blood lipoproteins in approximately ten time higher amounts than gamma-tocopherol.
Vitamin E prevents cell damage in the body by inhibiting the oxidation of lipids, fats and the formation of free radicals. Vitamin E works in cooperation with vitamin C to neutralize free radicals and protects other fat-soluble vitamins from being destroyed by oxidation.
The general consensus in the medical profession tells us there is a connection between vitamin E and heart health. Adding vitamin E to fats and oils prevents them from becoming rancid and gives them antioxidant properties. Oxidation of fats is a key factor in the formation of plaque adhering to blood vessel walls.
Other ways natural vitamin E protects heart health:
• Prevents the cells’ protective coatings from becoming rancid by attacking free radicals
• Improves oxygen utilization
Vitamin E’s Other Health Contributions
Protecting the heart is just one of vitamin E’s contributions to health. Vitamin E plays a part in many other aspects of our well-being.
Vitamin E’s powerful antioxidant properties may also:
• Protect skin against damage from UV rays
• Enhance immune responses
• Have a role in the prevention of cataracts
Our skin, hair and nails may show improvement from taking natural vitamin E.
This may be seen in the form of:
• Healthy, glowing skin
• Shiny, strong hair
• Nails free from chipping and breaking
For optimal health results consume foods containing vitamin E along with a daily dose of a 100% natural vitamin E supplement.
asparagus, avocadoes, cold pressed oils, dark leafy greens, legumes, certain nuts/seeds, soybeans, sweet potatoes and whole grains.
*Be cautious when:
• Taking blood thinners/no more than 200 international units (IU)
• Diabetic or have rheumatic heart disease or an overactive thyroid/no more than recommended dose
• You have high blood pressure/start with small amount, then increase slowly
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one softgel daily, preferably with meals.
Free of: yeast, wheat, corn, milk, synthetics, preservatives, shellfish, gluten, starch, sugar, salt, egg.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable oil concentrate, gelatin, glycerin, water, and soy derivative.
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate)
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.