Vitamin E supplements

Vitamin E supplements are available in natural and synthetic forms. Natural forms of vitamin E are derived from soybean or wheatgerm oil and are indicated by a"d"prefix. These include d-alpha-tocopherol, d-alpha-tocopheryl acetate and d-alpha-tocopheryl succinate. The synthetic forms are manufactured from purified petroleum oil and are indicated by a "dl"prefix.

These include dl-alpha- tocopherol, dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate and dl-alpha-tocopheryl succinate. Natural vitamin E supplements containing mixed tocopherols appear to offer the most beneficial effects.
Vitamin E supplements Water soluble vitamin E supplements are also available and, although more expensive, may not necessarily be more beneficial. As they require fat for absorption, vitamin E supplements should be taken with food.

In studies where benefits of vitamin E supplementation have been shown, the doses used have usually well exceeded the RDAs. In many studies, daily doses of up to 536 mg (800 IU) or even 804 mg (1200 IU) have been used. It is not possible to get such large amounts of vitamin E from food without consuming a high fat diet. Therefore many experts believe that supplements are necessary.

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