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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Tocopherol (Overview)

Tocopherol is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Why is alpha-tocopherol different from other forms of vit e?

Why is alpha-tocopherol different from other forms of vit e?

Common Form: The eight forms of vitamin e are divided into two groups; four are tocopherols and four are tocotrienols. They are identified by prefixes alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta. Alpha-tocopherol is the most common form of vitamin e found in nature and the most studied with regard to its benefits for humans. Little is known about the tocotrienols at this time, but new research is ongoing.

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Tocopherol (Overview)

Tocopherol is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Complex, coq10, l-carnitine, vitamin e, and I'm also prescribed atenolol and lisinopril. Are these dangerous if I take them together?

Complex, coq10, l-carnitine, vitamin e, and I'm also prescribed atenolol and lisinopril. Are these dangerous if I take them together?

Sounds OK: An interaction between these sounds unlikely. I would feel pretty safe taking these although I am not sure waht complex is -- sounds like a multivitamin? They should not be taken in excessive amounts.

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With non-alcoholic fatty liver is milk thistle and vitamin e+ exercise effective and if so what dosage?

With non-alcoholic fatty liver is milk thistle and vitamin e+ exercise effective and if so what dosage?

Unknown: As to whether they are effective. There are studies on both sides of this issue, and the majority of studies have not shown efficacy of either medication in preventing the progression or promoting the improvement of liver inflammation. This is particularly true with vitamin E, where all studies have shown lack of efficacy. A few studies of milk thistle have shown small improvements, but most not.

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Is a capsule of grapeseed suplement works better to make skin looks young & fresh rather than a common capsule of vitamin E does?

Is a capsule of grapeseed suplement works better to make skin looks young & fresh rather than a common capsule of vitamin E does?

No one knows: There are very few controlled studies on supplements so it is very difficult to know the answer to this question.

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What is the side effect of taking evening primrose oil with vitamin E together?

What is the side effect of taking evening primrose oil with vitamin E together?

No side effects: It is perfectly safe to take evening primrose oil and vit e together and should not cause any side effects.

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Is it safe to try vitamin E 400 IU for benign fasciculation syndrome? I tried it with fatty meal last night and I think it helped? Coincidence?

Yes, also try mag.: While I don't know of any research on this, many people report Vit E helps & it's safe to try. While some studies have shown harm from E they used synthetic E. It's important to take natural E with mixed tocopherols. Don't take dl-alpha tocopherol! See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminE/ & http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/18/dangers-of-vitamins. Aspx

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How difficult is it to overdose on vitamin e?

How difficult is it to overdose on vitamin e?

It's possible: If supplements are taken incorrectly over a long period of time or a large amount is taken at once. It is a fat soluble vitamin so it is stored in the body. It is virtually impossible to have vitamin e toxicity through food consumption alone.

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Why is alpha-tocopherol different from other forms of vit e?

Common Form: The eight forms of vitamin e are divided into two groups; four are tocopherols and four are tocotrienols. They are identified by prefixes alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta. Alpha-tocopherol is the most common form of vitamin e found in nature and the most studied with regard to its benefits for humans. Little is known about the tocotrienols at this time, but new research is ongoing.

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Is tocopherol safe, specifically in pregnancy?

Yes: Up to the recommonded dose it is category a.

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

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

There are 8 forms...: ...Of vitamin e. Alpha-tocopherol is the form that appears to have the greatest nutritional significance.

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Can someone tell me if non-gmo tocopherol (vitamin e) is cancer-causing?

Can someone tell me if non-gmo tocopherol (vitamin e) is cancer-causing?

Vit E: As far as I know human trials and surveys that have investigated potential association of vitamin e with incidence of cancer remain generally inconclusive.

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Please help docs! Is non-gmo tocopherol (vitamin e) cancer-causing?

Please help docs! Is non-gmo tocopherol (vitamin e) cancer-causing?

Vitamin E: I know of no articles that indicate that vitamin E of any source is carcinogenic--cancer causing. There are different kinds of Vit E such as gamma E, d-alpha tocopherol succinate and d-alpha tocopherol acetate. Of the many articles I have read none have ever mentioned an increased risk of cancer.

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Dr. Alfredo Sadun
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