Supplements consisting of natural mixed tocophorols recommended.
What is it?
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means it is stored by the body. Vitamin E is the collective name for a group of fat-soluble compounds; alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol. Each form has different levels of biological activity. Alpha- (or α-) tocopherol is the form recognized to meet human requirements.
What it does
Vitamin E prevents the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) or free radicals when fat undergoes oxidization which may help prevent or delay some chronic diseases. Vitamin E also is associated with immune function and prevention of platelet aggregation or clotting.
Vitamin E is found in green leafy vegetables, whole grains, fortified cereals, and vegetable oils.
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)
Canada’s RDA can be found here.
Molecular Dosage Range
Orthomolecular practitioners may recommend dosages that are at a much higher level than RDA levels. Supplements consisting of natural mixed tocophorals are recommended.