Now Foods E-400IU

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Now Foods Vitamin E400 IU 100 Softgels #0892

Now Foods Vitamin E400 IU is a major antioxidant and the primary defense against lipid peroxidation. It is particularly important in protecting the body's cells from free radical/oxidative damage. These protective benefits are achievable with supplemental intakes.

100% Natural Mixed Tocopherols

What type of vegetable oil is used in your Vitamin E softgels.

The vegetable oil used in our Vitamin E products is soybean oil. For those persons allergic to soy or soy products, try NOW Dry E 400 capsules or powder. This product is free of any soy ingredients.

What's the difference between Alpha and Gamma and Tocopherol.

In order to answer the question correctly we need to review what Vitamin E is. Vitamin E is a family of essential fat soluble nutrients that act as powerful antioxidants. In nature there are 8 substances that have been found to have vitamin E activity. alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherol, and alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocotrienols. The four different isomers from both the tocopherol and tocotrienol groups all have different biological activities and therapeutic benefits.

According to research d alpha tocopherol has the highest bioavailablity and is the standard against which all the others must be compared. Human blood and tissue contains much more alpha tocopherol than gamma tocopherol even though gamma tocopherol is the predominant form of vitamin E in our diet. It's suggested that the liver metabolizes both alpha and gamma forms but uses a special protein called alpha tocopherol transfer protein to preferentially place more alpha than any other tocopherol into the VLDL and eventually the LDL cholesterol carries it through the bloodstream to the tissues. The liver metabolizes gamma tocopherol to 2,7,8 trimethyl 2 beta carboxyethyl 6 hydroxychromin gamma CEHC which is absorbed in some tissues, sent back to the intestines via the bile and mostly excreted in the urine. Some research indicates that the active CEHC metabolite may have natriuretic activity and play a role in determining how much fluid and electrolytes may pass through the kidneys thereby influencing many important physiologic activities in the body.

Which Now Foods Vitamin E product should I take for a good blend of mixed tocopherols. Which is better for gamma tocopherols.

Your best bet for a good blend of mixed tocopherols in a softgel form is NOW Vitamin E with 20% Mixed Tocopherols. We also carry a liquid supplement that contains 80% mixed tocopherols, which contains the best overall mix of tocopherols. These two formulas will also supply the greatest amount of gamma tocopherols.

Serving Size 1 softgel

Servings per container 100

Suggested Use:

As a dietary supplement, take one softgel daily, preferably with meals.

Free of sugar, yeast, wheat, corn, milk. Other Ingredients vegetable oil concentrate, gelatin, glycerin, water.

Warnings: None

Disclaimers None

Nutrition Info Serving Size 1 softgel

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value Vitamin E as unesterified d alpha tocopherol plus mixed tocopherols 400IU 1330%

Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Daily Value not established.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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