What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is an umbrella term for eight fat-soluble compounds, including four tocopherols and four
tocotrienols. Tocopherols and tocotrienols further divide into alpha, beta, delta, and gamma vitamers.
Tocopherols act as potent antioxidants that support various aspects of health. PureBulk’s vitamin E 400IU
softgels contain d-alpha-tocopherol, the body’s preferred vitamin E form.
The Evolution of Vitamin E
Scientists first discovered vitamin E in 1922 and isolated it in 1935. They learned it played an essential
role in promoting live births through animal studies. As a result, they initially named it tocopherol,
derived from Greek words associated with bearing, birthing, or carrying. By 1938, researchers developed
methods to synthesize vitamin E, marking it as the first commercially available antioxidant.
What is the Best Vitamin E Supplement?
The market offers a plethora of vitamin E supplements, and selecting the most beneficial one can be daunting.
These supplements come in synthetic and natural forms. The synthetic ones have the prefix "dl-," while the
natural forms start with "d-." In addition to Vitamin E 400IU softgels, PureBulk also provides a natural
form of vitamin E oil, along with d-alpha tocopheryl acetate powder and vitamin E acid succinate powder.
Potential Benefits of Vitamin E 400IU Softgels
Vitamin E as an Antioxidant
Vitamin E possesses impressive antioxidant properties. It reduces oxidative stress markers, combats free
radicals, and stabilizes these damaging molecules. Additionally, vitamin E has immunomodulatory and
Vitamin E and Vitamin C
Vitamin E synergizes with several supplements to enhance each other’s effects. Vitamin E neutralizes free radicals by donating a hydrogen atom, but this process oxidizes vitamin E into tocopheroxyl. Vitamin C can return vitamin E to its active form by donating a hydrogen atom. Once the recycling process is complete, both vitamins can resume combating free radicals.
Vitamin E and Other Supplements
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can also recycle vitamin E, while coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) pairs with vitamin E to augment their anti-inflammatory properties and bioavailability.
Vitamin E Benefits for Hair
Vitamin E supports hair health by enhancing blood circulation in the scalp and protecting hair follicles from oxidative stress, resulting in shinier, stronger, and more vibrant locks. Vitamin E may also reduce hair
loss in men and women. Clinical trials have shown that oral vitamin E supplements resulted in a 34.5%
increase in hair growth, compared to a mere 0.1% increase in the placebo group.
Vitamin E Benefits for Skin
The body supplies the skin with vitamin E through sebum production (skin oil). Sebum acts as a barrier to help retain moisture. Taking oral vitamin E with vitamin C can absorb light and protect against free radical damage triggered by UVB rays. Oral vitamin E also reduces inflammatory skin responses.
Vitamin E and Hot Flashes
Menopause is a normal physiological stage of life, but the symptoms can be disruptive and frustrating. Hot
flashes are one of the most common symptoms, affecting up to 75% of menopausal women. It causes an abrupt
and intense feeling of warmth in the upper body, often resulting in profuse sweating. For some, this can be
distressing, embarrassing, and unbearable. Research shows that women taking vitamin E experience significant
reductions in hot flashes compared to placebo groups.
Potential Side Effects of Vitamin E 400IU Softgels
Scientific studies show that most people can take vitamin E supplements with minimal side effects.
Occasionally, individuals may experience mild effects like nausea, fatigue, headache, or diarrhea when
taking vitamin E supplements.
Vitamin E may interact with certain medications, including anticoagulants, niacin (vitamin b3), and statins.
Individuals taking prescription medications, supplements, or vitamins should consult a medical professional
before starting any new supplement.
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