Now Foods Vitamin E 400 IU is a powerful antioxidant that serves as the body's primary defense against lipid peroxidation and free radical damage. By taking this supplement, you can protect your body's cells and promote overall well-being.
One of the key benefits of Now Foods Vitamin E 400 IU is its ability to protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD). When combined with other antioxidants like zinc, beta-carotene, and vitamin C, this supplement can help prevent AMD, which is the leading cause of legal blindness in individuals over the age of 55 in the United States.
It's important to note that the Vitamin E in these softgels is derived from 100% natural mixed tocopherols. For those with soy allergies, we offer an alternative in the form of NOW Dry E 400 capsules or powder, which are completely free of soy ingredients.
It's common to wonder about the differences between different types of tocopherols. Vitamin E is a family of essential fat-soluble nutrients that act as powerful antioxidants. In nature, there are eight substances with vitamin E activity, including alpha, beta, gamma, and delta tocopherol, as well as alpha, beta, gamma, and delta tocotrienols. These different isomers have unique biological activities and therapeutic benefits.
Research has shown that alpha tocopherol has the highest bioavailability and is the standard against which other forms of Vitamin E are compared. While gamma tocopherol is more abundant in our diet, human blood and tissue contain more alpha tocopherol. The liver preferentially places alpha tocopherol into LDL cholesterol, which carries it through the bloodstream to the tissues. Gamma tocopherol, on the other hand, is metabolized differently and mostly excreted in the urine.
For a good blend of mixed tocopherols, we recommend our NOW Vitamin E with 20% Mixed Tocopherols in softgel form. If you prefer a liquid supplement, we also offer an 80% mixed tocopherol formula, which provides the best overall mix of tocopherols. Both formulas supply a significant amount of gamma tocopherols.
To incorporate this supplement into your routine, simply take one softgel daily with meals. Each container contains 50 servings, so you can enjoy the benefits of Now Foods Vitamin E 400 IU for an extended period of time.
Please note that these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and the products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.