Vitamin E has to be one of the best vitamins available, it’s versatile, it’s amazing and it’s good for me. NOW, with that said you have to be careful which Vitamin E you take. Most companies use soy as their source of Vitamin E. You also have to be careful that the Vitamin E isn’t genetically engineered. Mercola’s Vitamin E is made with sunflowers, which is a natural source of Vitamin E. I also found out that Mercola’s Vitamin E has eight nutrients in their Vitamin E which is so important to a healthy diet.
The Mercola website has so much information about vitamin E supplements, stuff I had NO idea about!! Did you know that if your vitamin e only contains alpha tocopherol (synthetic or natural), that’s a big no no?? If high levels of alpha tocopherol flood your system, it can potentially deplete the other tocopherols and tocotrienols from your body… I had NO idea!!
Mercola’s Vitamin E supplement provides a fantastic balance of all four tocopherol and tocotrienol compounds…
- Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol) – 200 international units (IU)
- Tocopherol complex – 150 milligrams (mg) with alpha tocopherol, beta tocopherol, gamma tocopherol, and delta tocopherol
- Palm and Rice Tocotrienol – 35 mg with alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocotrienols
I compared my vitamin e to Mercola’s and WOW they are right……. the one I’ve been taking only contains alpha tocopherol. WHO KNEW!?!?
So, now you are probably wondering why I said Mercola Vitamin E is versatile? Well, last week, camping in Yosemite my lips were so dry and cracked, I opened a Mercolas Vitamin E and used it like lip gloss, my lips were back to normal in a day!! I also used it on a torn cuticle with excellent results!! As an antioxidant, vitamin E helps prevent cancer, heart disease, strokes, cataracts, and possibly some of the signs of aging. Women who suffer from fibrocystic breast disease can often find relief with vitamin E supplementation. Fibrocystic breast disease is when you have painful breasts, sometimes with benign lumps or swelling, starting several days before your menstrual period. Researchers aren’t sure why vitamin E helps this condition, but numerous studies indicate that it does.
Mercola’s Vitamin E is AMAZING stuff!!
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