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Dr. Alfredo Sadun
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Vitamin E (Overview)

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


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What is vitamin E good for?

What is vitamin E good for?

Many things: As an antioxidant, vit. E may protect against cancer & alzheimer's & is famous for preventing heart disease. Research is contradictory; negative studies often use synthetic dl-alpha tocopherol; studies done using natural e (d-alpha tocopherol) with mixed tocopherols have better results. Eating foods high in e gives the best outcome! See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=nutrient&dbid=111. ...Read more

Dr. Alfredo Sadun
609 Doctors shared insights

Vitamin E (Overview)

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


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Does vitamin E help in anti-aging?

Does vitamin E help in anti-aging?

No: No evidence for benefit, plenty of evidence for significant health risk. ...Read more

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What is the definition of vitamins a-e and k?

What is the definition of vitamins a-e and k?

These are all essent: These are all essential vitamins for every one to survive
you can not define these vitamins, as there is no definition as these are all vitamins.
Definition of vitamins in general is
essential nutrients body can not produce but needs in small amount fir health and development. Vitamins do not supply with energy as some believe, but perform several roles in keeping the body working&protect from diseas. ...Read more

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My 5 months baby have hb e beta thalassemia. Her doctor prescribed her for vitamin e. Is it helpful? Pls advice.

My 5 months baby have hb e beta thalassemia. Her doctor prescribed her for vitamin e. Is it helpful? Pls advice.

No.: Hb e and beta thalassemia are both inherited from parents. It causes moderate anemia, but most children with this condition seem to be able to cope with anemia well, and continue normal activities. Some of them, however, does need blood transfusions periodically. One vitamin he should be on later on would be folic acid. Since your baby is only 5 months old, you can wait till he is one yea old. ...Read more

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Can I use vitamin E oil to rub on my skin?

Can I use vitamin E oil to rub on my skin?

You can, but...: ...It's not going to do much of anything, other than plug up some oil glands. Despite what you read on-line concerning its miraculous ability to heal scars and heaven knows what else, there is no credible evidence of any beneficial effects from topical application of vitamin e. ...Read more

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Someone once said they used vitamin E for their skin?

Lots of people...: ...Say that; but unfortunately there is no credible evidence that it does anything beneficial. ...Read more

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Is it effective to use vitamin E to get rid of scars?

Is it effective to use vitamin E to get rid of scars?

Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of vitamin e and so I generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the vitamin e, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are morel likely to improve the scar. ...Read more

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Can vitamin E work good on stretch marks?

Can vitamin E work good on stretch marks?

Softens skin but no.: Softens skin, but no studies show it eradicates stretch marks! ...Read more

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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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What are the side effects of vitamin e?

What are the side effects of vitamin e?

Vitamin E: Eating vitamin E in foods is not risky or harmful. In supplement form, however, high doses of vitamin E might increase the risk for bleeding and serious bleeding in the brain.

High levels of vitamin E may also increase the risk of birth defects. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Recently I read in nyt that vitamin E supplements are linked to reduced life expectancy. Scary! Should we avoid e containing multivit?

Recently I read in nyt that vitamin E supplements are linked to reduced life expectancy. Scary! Should we avoid e containing multivit?

Avoid: Yes, a study of 35, 000 men taking vitamin E showed a higher prostate cancer risk. Based on such evidence, men should not be taking vitamin E or vitamin E containing multivitamins. ...Read more

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I overdosed vitamin E should I seek medial help or the symptoms will go away since I've stopped taking it?

More info please: Exactly how did you overdose on vit. E? Taking a large amount at once generally causes little harm except diarrhea & cramps for a few hours, as the body can't absorb much at once. Taking 1500 iu or more for weeks can be harmful by thinning the blood too much, but stopping it and taking vit. K will take care of that. See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=nutrient&dbid=111 and comment. ...Read more

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Worried that I'm getting too much vitamin E (pregnant) - prenatals have 50ius and I eat a lot of almonds and other vit e rich foods. Problem?

Worried that I'm getting too much vitamin E (pregnant) - prenatals have 50ius and I eat a lot of almonds and other vit e rich foods. Problem?

Vitamin E toxicity: Probably not. In the short-term doses of vitamin E up to 1600 iu per day may have some ill effects. In long-term use, daily doses greater than 400 iu per day may induce some harm. See link at http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/126268-overview. ...Read more

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Sources of vitamin e?

See below: Numerous foods provide vitamin e. Nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils are among the best sources of alpha-tocopherol, and significant amounts are available in green leafy vegetables and fortified cereals. Most vitamin e in american diets is in the form of gamma-tocopherol from soybean, canola, corn, and other vegetable oils and food products. ...Read more

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What is vitamin E good for?

Many things: As an antioxidant, vit. E may protect against cancer & alzheimer's & is famous for preventing heart disease. Research is contradictory; negative studies often use synthetic dl-alpha tocopherol; studies done using natural e (d-alpha tocopherol) with mixed tocopherols have better results. Eating foods high in e gives the best outcome! See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=nutrient&dbid=111. ...Read more

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What food is rich in vitamin e?

What food is rich in vitamin e?

Green veggies: Some of the most rich source of vitamin E are in green veggies - spinach, kale & collard greens, swiss chard, mustard greens and broccoli. Red bell peppers have vitamin e. Tropical fruits are also a good source, as are some nuts, such as almonds when eaten raw. ...Read more

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How much vitamin E shoul I take?

Vit E: The fda has made it's reccomdations. As a fat soluble vitamin, only so much is reccomended. Read the lables and for the time being, don't go over the reccomended amounts. ...Read more

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What is the source of vitamin e?

What is the source of vitamin e?

Many foods!: Vitamin e refers to a group of eight fat-soluble compounds that include both tocopherols. There are many forms of vitamin e, of which γ-tocopherol is the most common in the north american diet. γ-tocopherol can be found in corn oil, soybean oil, margarine and dressings, and eggs. In the north american diet, α-tocopherol, the most biologically active form of e, found in sunflower& safflower oils. ...Read more

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What foods are rich in vitamin e?

What foods are rich in vitamin e?

Green veggies: Some of the most rich source of vitamin E are in green veggies - spinach, kale & collard greens, swiss chard, mustard greens and broccoli. Red bell peppers have vitamin e. Tropical fruits are also a good source, as are some nuts, such as almonds when eaten raw. ...Read more

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Does vitamin E help in anti-aging?

No: No evidence for benefit, plenty of evidence for significant health risk. ...Read more

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Which foods are rich in vitamin e?

Nuts and fish: Good sources of vitamin a are oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and cod. Peanuts, almonds, and pine nuts are good sources of vitamin e, as is spinach. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Tocopherol (Definition)

Tocopherol is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more