Typical Vitamin E is based on scientific research that dates back some 70 years. In 1944 the International Unit (IU) for vitamin E potency was established and it remains unchanged today. Despite advancement in modern scientific technologies, most dietary supplement manufacturers fail to act on this current research. Even more surprising is this test measures […]
Dietary Gamma Tocopherols
There is a general misconception that Americans eat foods high in dietary gamma tocopherols and therefore supplementation with this form of vitamin E is not necessary and should even be avoided. A recent study demonstrated a link between high blood levels of gamma tocopherols with decreased lung function and increased respiratory illness. Don’t be alarmed, […]
Is 400 IU Vitamin E Right for You?
If you’re like most vitamin buyers, you are familiar with 400 IU vitamin E and might be considering a purchase right now. If so, I urge you to spend a few minutes to reconsider. Recent research indicates this is not the best move for your current and future vitality. The reasons you should avoid a […]
Ever since Dr. Denham Harman postulated the Free Radical Theory of Aging in the 1950’s, there has been an ever increasing focus on antioxidants to support both a long, youthful life. His research showed that free radicals cause damage to cells and that antioxidants can block that damage. Over the years the focus on antioxidants […]
New perspectives on vitamin E: gamma-toc… [Free Radic Biol Med. 2004] – PubMed – NCBI
Early studies on vitamin E conducted between 1922 and 1950 indicated that alpha-tocopherol was specific among the tocopherols in allowing fertility of laboratory animals. The unique vitamin action of alphaT, combined with its prevalence in the human body and the similar efficiency of tocopherols as chain-breaking antioxidants, led biologists to almost completely discount the “minor” […]