Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) is a natural fat-soluble vitamin E, found in many foods, fats, and oils. It is also an antioxidant. Antioxidants are substances that destroy free radicals — harmful compounds in the body that damage DNA (genetic material) and even cause cell death. Free radicals are believed to contribute to aging as well as the development of a number of health problems, including heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants provide some protection against these conditions and also help reduce the damage caused by toxic chemicals and pollutants.
As an antioxidant, vitamin E may help protect against cardiovascular disease, some cancers, cataracts, premature aging and other chronic degenerative diseases. It also protects other vitamins (such as vitamins A and C) from oxidation. Vitamin E’s ability to protect cell membranes makes it valuable for people in poluted environments and those with active lifestyles, as physical exertion increases production of free radicals. Experts agree that obtaining adequate vitamin E from the daily diet can be difficult and therefore recommend daily supplementation.
Lastly, vitamin E is also important in the formation of red blood cells and it helps the body to use vitamin K. Many population studies have found that people who have higher levels of vitamin E have a lower risk of heart disease.
Each softgel contains:
Alpha (α)-tocopherol ,Vitamin E …………………………………… 268 mg /400 IU All racemic (all rac)-α-tocopherol
Dosage: Adults (19 years & over) take one softgel one time daily with meal.