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Natural Vitamin E

 Scientific Name

 d-Tocopherol (Natural source)

 Kosher Status

Certified Kosher and Parve by the Kashruth Council of Toronto

 Indications

Vitamin E is essential to human nutrition. It is a lipid (fat) soluble antioxidant that stabilizes and protects cell membranes against the damaging effects of free radicals.

Vitamin E is helpful to red blood cells and tissues of the lungs, eyes, and arteries which are sensitive to oxidation. Vitamin E helps maintain proper functioning of the cardiovascular, nervous, and reproductive systems.

 Cautions

None known

 Therapeutic Indications

Vitamin E is consistently in the news: it is credited with many attributes, and continues to impress researchers with its wide-ranging benefits.

Male fertility: An intriguing finding by Israeli researchers may give hope to couples who have difficulty conceiving: recent research found that the wives of men who took 200 mg of vitamin E for one month were able to conceive by in vitro fertilization. Although the numbers were relatively small - two couples out of fifteen - the researcher felt that vitamin E may help to protect sperm against cell damage.

Protective health for elderly: A large scale study published by the National Institute on Aging suggests that vitamin E may be helpful in protecting against heart disease and improving overall longevity. After reviewing results from over 11,000 elderly people, researchers found that those using vitamin E supplements significantly lowered total mortality rates, reduced the risk of heart disease mortality and decreased cancer mortality.

These findings are consistent with previous indications that vitamin E is beneficial to the elderly. Studies done at Tufts University have shown that immune function in the elderly has been increased when supplemented by vitamin E.

Angina:. In a Japanese study of 104 angina (chest pain) sufferers, those who had the lowest levels of vitamin E suffered more chest pain. When calcium channel blockers (heart medication) could not provide relief, 300 mg of vitamin E supplements were given, and the symptoms improved.

Although the cause for relief is not clear, it may be related to the effect of vitamin E on fatty plaques surrounding the heart. When these cholesterol-formed plaques oxidize, they may be more likely to respond to signals to contract, which in turn causes chest pain. Since vitamin E prevents the oxidation of these plaques, there may be fewer contractions and less pain.

According to the Mayo Clinic;
  • Supplemental vitamin E appears to have a protective effect against cardiovascular disease.
  • Supplemental vitamin E has been associated with a reduced risk of some cancers.
  • Supplemental vitamin E may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • A diet high in vitamin E appears to have a protective effect against Parkinson’s disease.
  • Taking Vitamin E pills may enhance immune function in elderly people.

 Origin

 Western Europe



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