What is Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol) Oil?
Vitamin E is a blanket term for a group of eight fat-soluble compounds. These compounds divide evenly into four tocopherols and four tocotrienols, both of which further divide into alpha, beta, delta, and gamma vitamers. Of all the vitamin E forms, the body prefers alpha tocopherol. Tocopherols are powerful antioxidants that support several aspects of health.
Scientists discovered and isolated vitamin E in 1922 and 1935, respectively. They learned it is an essential nutrient for live births while studying animals. As a result, they initially called it tocopherol after the Greek words that mean bear, birth, or carry. Researchers identified how to synthesize vitamin E by 1938, and it became the first antioxidant offered in commercial markets.
What is the Best Vitamin E Supplement?
Numerous vitamin E supplements are available for purchase, and it can be challenging to know which provides the best benefits. Vitamin E supplements exist in synthetic and natural forms. Supplements prefixed with “dl-” are synthetic forms, whereas those that begin with “d-” are natural forms. PureBulk’s pure vitamin E oil is a natural form of the vitamin. PureBulk also carries d-alpha tocopheryl acetate powder and vitamin E acid succinate powder.
Potential Vitamin E Oil Benefits
Pure Vitamin E Oil Antioxidants
Vitamin E has potent antioxidant properties. It reduces markers of oxidative stress in the body and scavenges free radicals. Free radicals are unstable and can damage cells, worsen health conditions, and cause premature aging. Vitamin E stabilizes free radicals and minimizes their damage by donating a hydrogen atom. Another hydrogen donor can then recycle the oxidized tocopherol through a redox reaction. Vitamin E also supports the immune system and exerts anti-inflammatory effects.
Vitamin E Synergy
Vitamin E synergizes with several other supplements. Vitamin C
helps recycle vitamin E after it donates a hydrogen atom to a free radical. They also enhance each other’s effects when taken together. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA)
can also recycle vitamin E. Taking vitamin E with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
enhances each supplement’s anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin E also helps improve CoQ10’s bioavailability.
Pure Vitamin E Oil for Skin
The body delivers vitamin E to the skin through sebum production, where it plays a significant role in maintaining healthy skin. Vitamin E can absorb light and provide protection against free radical damage caused by UVB rays. However, oral vitamin E requires vitamin C co-supplementation to produce this effect. Oral vitamin E also suppresses inflammatory responses in the skin.
Pure Vitamin E Oil for Hair
Vitamin E may reduce hair loss in men and women. One clinical trial reported that individuals taking oral vitamin E supplements experienced a 34.5% increase in hair growth compared to the placebo group’s 0.1% increase. Other research indicates vitamin E encourages hair growth by improving blood circulation in the scalp. It may also reduce hair loss due to its antioxidant properties, as oxidative stress can result in hair loss.
Potential Vitamin E Side Effects
Vitamin E supplements have few side effects based on scientific studies. On rare occasions, some individuals may experience nausea, fatigue, headache, or diarrhea while taking vitamin E supplements. Vitamin E may interact with certain medications, such as anticoagulants and niacin. Exceeding the tolerable upper intake levels can result in serious adverse health effects. Consult with a doctor before taking any new supplements.
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