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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Tocopherol (Definition)

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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Compare vitamin E d-alpha tocopheryl acetate vs d-alpha tocopherol?

Compare vitamin E d-alpha tocopheryl acetate vs d-alpha tocopherol?

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. ...Read more

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Sources of vitamin e?

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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Can vitamin E help our skin?

Yes: There are few vitamins that can help the skin heal. They are not well studied but its worth trying to help if you have skin problems: vitamin d, b, e , fish oil (not great if you have oily skin but good for dry skin) and zinc. ...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