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A 37-year-old member asked:

is it really the case that vitamin e can only be taken for 3 months?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
No: Where did you hear that? I have certainly never heard it. By definition vitamins are essential nutrients that we need to take every day. It is important to take natural e with mixed tocopherols. Avoid synthetic e, which appears to be hazardous. For more on the benefits of vit. E see http://www.Healthy.Net/scr/article.Aspx?Id=557.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Does vitamin E help in anti-aging?

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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.
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How much vitamin E shoul I take?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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.

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