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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
269 doctors shared insights

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Alfredo Sadun
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Vitamin E (Definition)

Vitamin E is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more