Vitamin E is a catchall term for a group of eight fat-soluble compounds that split evenly into four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. Tocopherols contain saturated side chains and exert significant antioxidant effects. Tocotrienols have unsaturated side chains and support brain and heart health. Both tocopherols and tocotrienols divide one step further into alpha, beta, gamma, and delta vitamers. Vitamin E tocopherols are potent antioxidants that help protect cell membranes from oxidative damage. Vitamin E also supports a healthy immune system.
Vitamin E is the first antioxidant compound ever sold on the market. Scientists first discovered and isolated this essential vitamin in 1922. They discovered Vitamin E is vital for fertilizing eggs to achieve live births in animal studies. As a result, they named it tocopherol from the Greek words for birth, bear, and carry.
Potential Vitamin E Benefits
PureBulk manufactures Vitamin E powder from alpha-tocopherols, the most effective chemical form of Vitamin E.
Vitamin E as an Antioxidant
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant. It can reduce markers of oxidative stress while protecting cells from free radical damage. It seeks out free radicals and attaches a hydrogen molecule to them, which drastically reduces the damage they can inflect. Vitamin E also boosts the activity of other antioxidants.
Vitamin E and the Immune System
Vitamin E plays a vital role in decreasing inflammation while bolstering the immune system. Insufficient Vitamin E can weaken the immune system and damage nerves.
Why D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate?
Vitamin E is available in natural and synthetic forms. The body absorbs natural forms like D-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate better than synthetic forms. It also stays in the body for longer.
Vitamin E and Vitamin C
Vitamin C followed in the wake of Vitamin E to become the second antioxidant supplement available for purchase. Vitamin C is a co-antioxidant of Vitamin E. These two antioxidants enhance each other’s effects when taken together. Vitamin E neutralizes free radicals by donating a hydrogen molecule, and it needs assistance to return to its original state. Vitamin E recycles Vitamin C hydrogen molecules to resume its antioxidant activities.
Vitamin E and Alpha-lipoic acid
Vitamin E and Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is another pair of co-antioxidants. Much like Vitamin E can recycle Vitamin C, ALA can recycle Vitamin E. Taken together, these two antioxidants promote heart health.
Vitamin E and CoQ10
Vitamin E may improve the absorption of CoQ10. These antioxidants have dramatic anti-inflammatory effects when taken together. Vitamin E also slightly improves CoQ10 levels following exercise, whereas working out usually reduces serum levels of CoQ10.
Potential Vitamin E Side Effects
Most individuals can take Vitamin E without issue. Some individuals may experience nausea, headache, or a feeling of tiredness. However, exceeding the recommended doses can have serious consequences. Speak with a physician before beginning any new supplements.
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