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Vitamin E Beauty Medication
She's giving you lip: Yeah, sure, if you then cover it with makeup. Vitamin E is used for all kinds of skin conditions but there's very little science behind it. But you also can't discount the experience of the many people who may have benefitted (whether due to the E is questionable). The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database doesn't even list it for topical skin use. Maybe by pill if you can't get it in your food ...Read more
Hi doctor. My aunt is 72 y.O with hypertension and arthritis. She's not taking any medication. Can I give her fish oil and vitamin e? Thank you
Ask her & her doctor: Her doctor would want to know about any vitamins or supplements she's taking. Generally fish oil and vitamin e should be fine, as long as she's not on additional medications that can interfere with blood clotting. Make sure the vitamin e is natural, not synthetic. You want d-tocopherol, not dl tocopherol. Also make sure the fish oil comes from a reputable company that checks for heavy metals. ...Read more
Which medications should I stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? I am not on any prescribed medications, but I do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. Should I stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo
It's a waste of $: Ginkgo biloba failed clinical trials, It's NOT effective. Since it's not a drug, the FDA can't stop the quacks who market it from doing so. As for herbal teas: they taste nice but a typical herbal tea brewed in the typical American way is EXTREMELY weak tea; so dilute that the likelihood of any real biochemical effect is essentially none. BURN THIS in your mind: Skepticism is good for your health. ...Read more
Currently I'm taking vitamins that I bought in nearby drug store. I have vitamin c, calcium, and vitamin E capsules is there a sequence in taking it?
No sequence: No particular sequence that you have to follow. You can take it which ever you like. Or you can get all of them in multivitamin-once a day. ...Read more
Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine, pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e, pentox arg all do.
A large number: There are a lot of OTC medications and herbal supplements can 'thin the blood'. Medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, Naprosyn, (naproxen) fish oil, all can have this effect. Herbal supplements such as borage, ginko, garlic, ginger can also have some effect. If you are on a prescription. Blood thinner, then discuss the use of OTC and herbal medications with your physician before taking anything new. ...Read more
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
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
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
God made food: All the vitamins and minerals are found in natural foods that should constitute our diet, fruit and vegetables and some meat (we are omnivores because we possess canine teeth used by primitive man to tear chunks out of the meat). The trouble is that modern farming practices use phosphate fertilizer instead of manure (that recycled our essential minerals). So we probably need some supplements. ...Read more
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Benefits unclear: There is evidence vit e might prevent heart disease, cancer, macular degeneration & dementia but research has given mixed & conflicting results. One problem is many of the studies use synthetic e or just Alpha tocopherol, but only natural mixed tocopherols are likely beneficial. Better evidence for benefits of eating e-rich foods. See http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-e/ & my comment:. ...Read more
Yes: I am not certain what asa80 is but if you mean Aspirin yes, it is perfectly safe to take vit e with Aspirin & ramipril. Be sure to only take natural e with mixed tocopherols. Synthetic e or only Alpha tocopherol appear to be hazardous. For more on the benefits of e see http://www. Life-enhancement. Com/magazine/article/730-vitamin-e-keeps-your-brain-razor-sharp. ...Read more
Vitamin E Uses:
Vitamin E is an important vitamin required for the proper function of many organs in the body. It is also an antioxidant. This means it helps to slow down processes that damage cells.
Vitamin E is sometimes used for improving physical endurance, increasing energy, reducing muscle damage after exercise, and improving muscle strength
Some people apply vitamin E to their skin to keep it from aging ...Read more
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. ...Read more
If possible, please go to a nearby Library and see the benefits or otherwise. If you have the opportunity to read the benefits from home, that would be easier.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more
PLENTY: Toro roots, basil, chilli, paprica, sunflower/pine seeds, almond, peanut, green olive, spinach. ...Read more
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. ...Read more