U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old member asked:

should i be avoiding foods rich in vitamin e and k?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Only if on coumadin (warfarin): I can't think of any reason for anyone to avoid foods rich in vitamin E (studies suggesting e is not safe used synthetic e- no evidence natural e is unsafe). Vitamin k is extremely beneficial but can interfere with coumadin (warfarin). But if on Coumadin (warfarin) you could still eat foods rich in vit. K & adjust dose accordingly. I do not like Coumadin (warfarin) partly because its effects on vit k- please see my comment.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
Vitamin K is essential for healthy bones and preventing atherosclerosis. I believe coumadin is dangerous not only because almost every food and medicine interacts with it causing risk of serious bleeding but because it interferes with Vit K. There are usually good alternatives to coumadin. See http://www.diseaseproof.com/archives/healthy-pregnancy-coumadin-vitamin-k-and-a-plantbased-diet.html
Nov 4, 2012
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Not necessarily: Good health requires small amounts of the fat-soluble vitamins a, d, e and k while larger amounts may be toxic. A diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and non-processed foods provides an adequate source of these and other vitamins. A reasonable level of sun exposure contributes to vitamin d formation.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 41-year-old member asked:

Does vitamin E help in anti-aging?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
In theory: In theory all antioxidants ( including vitamin e) help in delaying cell death. This has to be taken by mouth and not in cream form. What dosis and for how long has not been well defined. Vit. E may have an anticoagulant effect similar or less effective that Aspirin so it's suggested to stop it before surgeries.
A member asked:

How much vitamin E shoul I take?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
VitaminE: You should take 400 iu vitamin E per day-is is a fat soluble viatmin, too much can be harmful.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How is alpha-tocopherol different from other forms of vitamin e?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
There are 8 forms...: ...Of vitamin e. Alpha-tocopherol is the form that appears to have the greatest nutritional significance.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of taking vitamin e?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Probably none: There are very many forms of these fat soluble vitamins, known as part of the group tocopherols. They are a good source of antioxidant activity and a decent, healthy diet will have enough of the amount your body will need. If you do take it as a supplementk don't bother with more than 400 iu daily--probably only need a tenth of that.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Compare vitamin E d-alpha tocopheryl acetate vs d-alpha tocopherol?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not sure: The only distinction I am aware of is the difference between dl-alpha tocopherol and d-alpha-tocopherol. I always remeber the best one this way dl = "darn lousy". This is claimed due to supposed poor absorption of the dl form.

Related questions

A 47-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 42-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 34-year-old female asked about a 35-year-old female:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated May 5, 2017

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.