ONE ANTIOXIDANT: Eight powerful benefits
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a vitamin that can provide as many health benefits in one fell swoop as Vitamin E. This potent antioxidant is a powerhouse vitamin with a multitude of extensive research backing its effectiveness.
THE TOP EIGHT BENEFITS OF VITAMIN E
Vitamin E has been proven to benefit:
- Hair growth
- Cholesterol levels
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Stroke-related injuries
- Heart health
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Immune function
- Skin health
These eight points are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how vitamin E can impact your health. Here’s what the research has shown: Vitamin E research from a 1998 study supports high doses of the antioxidant to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.1
Vitamin E taken by healthy seniors can strengthen the immune response.2
Vitamin E has shown promise in the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – the most chronic liver disease in children and adolescents in the US.3
Daily vitamin E supplements may increase hair growth in men with male pattern baldness by up to 42 per cent.4
Vitamin E can improve cholesterol levels and potentially reduce the risk of heart disease, especially in adults over 50.5
UNDERSTANDING THE POWER THAT IS VITAMIN E
Choosing the right form of vitamin E can determine how well this antioxidant works for you as a supplement. Before you invest in a vitamin E supplement, consider this – vitamin E has two different forms: Tocopherol and Tocotrienol. Most vitamin E supplements are sold in the Tocopherol form. Unfortunately, this form is far less effective. Tocotrienol vitamin E supplements are 300% more absorbent and effective.
Another distinct difference is in the source: Vitamin E Tocopherols are found in common vegetable oils, while rich Tocotrienols are derived from virgin crude palm oil, a type of vegetable oil free from trans-fats.
An even more important comparison is in how each type of vitamin E can impact cholesterol. In a 2007 study that compared both forms of vitamin E and their influence on cholesterol, Tocopherols (vegetable oil-derived) showed little improvement.
Tocotrienols (virgin crude palm oil-derived) showed favourable effects on cholesterol levels.6
So, when it comes to choosing a vitamin E supplement, remember that oral vitamin E Tocotrienols are not only 100% natural but they are the most effective form available with the highest rate of absorption.
Vitamin E occurs naturally in different forms: Tocopherol and Tocotrienol. Tocotrienols are up to 300 per cent better and more effectively absorbed compared to Tocopherols. Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Naturally Better Vitamin E is a rich source of Tocotrienols, 20mg per capsule.
1. Morris M C, Beckett L A, Scherr P A, Hebert L, Bennett D A, Field T S, Evans D A. (1998) Vitamin E and vitamin C supplement use and risk of incident Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders. 12(3): 121-126.
2. Meydani S N,Barklund M P, Liu S, Meydani M, Miller R A, Cannon J G, Morrow F D, Rocklin R, Blumberg J B. Vitamin E supplementation enhances cell-mediated immunity in healthy elderly subjects. (1990) Am J Clin Nutr. 52(3): 557-563.
3. Yu A S, Keeffe E B, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (2002) Reviews in Gastroenterological Disorders. 2(1).
4. Vitamin E may reverse male pattern baldness: Study. www.NutraIngredients.com
5. Vitamin E tocotrienols show cholesterol benefits for healthy adults: Study. www.NutraIngredients- USA.com
6. Ajuluchukwu J N, Okubadejo N U, Mabayoje
M, Ojini F I, Okwudiafor R N, Mbakwem A C, Fasanmade O A, Oke D A. (2007) Comparative study of the effect of tocotrienols and tocopherol on fasting serum lipid profiles in patients with mild hypercholesterolaemia: a preliminary report. Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal 14(1):30-3.