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Research has found that regularly supplementing with Vitamin E can provide a wide range of health and fitness benefits. Vitamin E has been found to function as an antioxidant, providing protection against illness and disease. It can also help keep blood pressure levels under control, and it can help ensure that the blood remains healthy. Read the full product description for more information.

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What is Vitamin E?

Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that is considered to be essential for the human body. It has antioxidant-like properties, and is present in a variety of different foods, including whole eggs, some strains of vegetable oil, nuts, seeds, liver, as well as many types of fresh fruit and vegetable. The vitamin is essential, meaning that the body cannot produce it naturally, so it has to come in dietary and/or supplement form instead. It plays a vital role in a number of metabolic processes within the human body, yet studies have found that a large percentage of individuals are unfortunately deficient in this vitamin, and their health is suffering as a result.

How does it work?

Vitamin E functions in a number of different ways within the human body, providing a wide range of various health and fitness benefits as a result. To begin with, as it has antioxidant-like properties, it can help to provide protection for the cells against harmful compounds known as free radicals. Free radicals can attack the cells from within via a process known as oxidation, which can then alter the molecular structure of the cells and can cause them to mutate into cancerous cells. Vitamin E, thanks to its natural antioxidant properties however, helps to protect against oxidation and destroys these free radicals before they have chance to cause any lasting damage. The vitamin is also very beneficial for the blood, as vitamin E not only assists with the formation of red blood cells, but it also helps to enhance the effectiveness of vitamin K, which assists with processes such as the clotting of blood when we suffer injury. Vitamin E functions as a vasodilator so it actually widens the blood vessels and enhances circulation. In terms of cellular health and function, vitamin E enables the cells to better communicate with each other and to differentiate between one another, which in turn assists with miosis and mitosis, better known as cell division. This keeps the body functioning as it should and helps to boost the immune system.

What are the benefits of using Vitamin E supplements?

Some of the primary benefits associated with vitamin E include the following:

Protects against cancer

As mentioned, as the vitamin possesses numerous antioxidant-like properties, studies have found that it can help to protect against a number of strains of cancer by ridding the body of toxins and free radicals before they have chance to damage the body from within.

Cellular health

Vitamin E is also vital for cellular health and function, which is absolutely essential as we are basically made up of billions upon billions of microscopic cells. Vitamin E assists with cell division, it enables cells to communicate with one another, and it enables them to differentiate between one another as well.

Immune system boosting

Vitamin E is also important for overall health and well-being, due to the fact that it strengthens the immune system. The immune system is the body’s first and last line of defence against illness and disease, so the stronger the immune system, the healthier the body.

Other benefits include:

  • Improved immunity
  • Protects against cancer
  • Essential vitamin
  • Improves cellular health and function
  • Improves blood health
  • Boosts circulation
  • Improved athletic ability
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • And more...

How and when should it be consumed?

For optimal results, experts recommend consuming 1 x 180mg soft gel per day, preferably with a whole food source for increased rates of absorption.

Health Canada Recommended Dose (capsules): Adults: 1 Capsule(s) 1 - 3 time(s) per day.

What can it be stacked with?

Vitamin E stacks very well with other vitamins, both essential and non-essential. A potential stack containing vitamin E would consist of Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin D3, vitamin C, vitamin B complex, magnesium.

Vitamin E Ingredients

Ingredients Per Capsule

Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule): Vitamin E (d-alpha Tocopherol) .................................................................. 400 IU
(from Alpha-Tocopherol ..... 268 mg)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Gelatin, Brown Rice Flour.

Potential side effects

As with all new supplements, always consult your doctor before using any new product, and discontinue usage immediately if you experience any adverse side effects. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before considering using this supplement. Though very safe and beneficial, some users have experienced adverse side effects when supplementing within vitamin E, especially when the recommended daily intake was exceeded. Potential side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizzy spells
  • Hot flushes
  • Stomach cramp

Stacks Well With