Vitamin-E D-Alpha Tocopherol for Anti-Inflammatory
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Take at least 800mg of
Vitamin-E ALPHA Tocopherol
We recommend the high quality, and very low priced
Nature Made Natural Vitamin E d-Alpha, 400 IU (100 Softgels), shown to the right. Natural Vitamin E is recommended as part of a daily regimen for heart health, women's and men's health, longevity, prenatal care, memory, and fitness. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that fights against damaging natural substances known as free radicals. It is incorporated into the fat-based tissues of the body, such as the heart, fat-carrier molecules like LDL ("bad" cholesterol), and our cell membranes, where it acts to stabilize these structures and protect them from free radical attack. Vitamin E also protects our cells from compounds such as lead, mercury, and other heavy metals. Vitamin E complements vitamin C in its function; therefore, it's recommended to take the two vitamins together. There are several natural compounds, called tocopherols, that demonstrate vitamin E activity, but the natural form of vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopherol) is the most common and potent form, and is best absorbed by the body. This natural vitamin E is the most active compound in terms of antioxidant activity. The alpha version of Vitamin-E also reduces the effects of atherosclerosis and blood clotting. Take the D-Tocopherol Alpha Vitamin-E, not the DL- type. The D- type is more easily assimilated by the body.*
Scientific Research Supporting Vitamin-E Alpha Tocopherol Supplementation
-- (1) Long term supplementation of the diet with Alpha Tocopherol Vitamin-E has been shown to be associated with decreased risk of bladder cancer (the fourth most common cancer) in men and women:
American Journal of Epidemiology, "Vitamin C and Vitamin E Supplement Use and Bladder Cancer Mortality in a Large Cohort of US Men and Women", 2002, Volume 156, Number 11, Pages 1002-1010.
The study was reported by Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA. That important study followed the health of 991,522 US adults for 16 years in the Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS-II), from 1982 to 1998. (2) Vitamin-E has also been shown to reduce the risk of Coronary Heart Disease, and taking higher daily doses tends to reduce the risk more:
"Vitamin E Consumption and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Men", The New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 328:1450-1456, May 20, 1993, Number 20. This scientific study followed 39,910 U.S. male health professionals 40 to 75 years of age for four years. Vitamin-E supplementation was associated with a lower risk for heart disease in current smokers and non-smokers and never-smoked participants alike, while Beta-Carotene (the natural Vitamin-A precursor supplement) was associated with a lower risk of heart disease only in smokers and previous smokers. (3) For yet another detailed discussion of the relative value of the two main kinds of Vitamin-E, Gamma vs. Alpha D-Tocopherol, see the report above from
The Journal of The American College of Cardiology, 1999.