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Had a growth removed on leg and bleeding from it.Is it ok to take vitamin E because i take a multi vitamin?

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Dr. Randy Baker
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In brief: Yes

According to the national institutes of health the recommended maximum intake of vitamin e is 1500 iu/day, though i seldom advise more than 800 iu/day.
Most multivitamins contain only 30 iu of e though some have up to 400 iu. I advise only natural vit e (d-alpha tocopherol) & avoiding synthetic e (dl-alpha tocopherol) & ideally taking e with mixed tocopherols. See my comment for why:.

In brief: Yes

According to the national institutes of health the recommended maximum intake of vitamin e is 1500 iu/day, though i seldom advise more than 800 iu/day.
Most multivitamins contain only 30 iu of e though some have up to 400 iu. I advise only natural vit e (d-alpha tocopherol) & avoiding synthetic e (dl-alpha tocopherol) & ideally taking e with mixed tocopherols. See my comment for why:.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
While some studies have shown potential hazards of Vit. E, all of those studies used either synthetic Vit. E or only the alpha isomer. I know of no studies showing adverse effects of natural E with mixed tocopherols. See http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminE-HealthProfessional/ and http://www.jonbarron.org/article/vitamin-e-does-not-cause-prostate-cancer
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