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How do I know how much vitamin E should an average male take in middle age?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: No more than 300iu!

Anything more than 300iu of vitamin e is overkill, and larger doses have been shown to be associated with higher mortality.
Speculation, is that while essentil, it is a relatively week anti-oxidant, compared to tea, colored fruits and veggies, and too much will block out their more potent effects. Vitamin e is more than an anti-oxidant and has other functions. They should be met at 100iu or less!

In brief: No more than 300iu!

Anything more than 300iu of vitamin e is overkill, and larger doses have been shown to be associated with higher mortality.
Speculation, is that while essentil, it is a relatively week anti-oxidant, compared to tea, colored fruits and veggies, and too much will block out their more potent effects. Vitamin e is more than an anti-oxidant and has other functions. They should be met at 100iu or less!
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