Vitamin E is an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables within their fat.

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Vitamin E is an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables within their fat. While most fruits and vegetables contain small amounts of fat, this fat contains eight forms of vitamin E, four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. While these have interesting properties, most vitamin supplements only contain one form called alpha-D-tocopherol, which is carried to the liver by a specific binding protein. Gamma tocopherol found in the blood after giving vitamin E supplements is a stronger antioxidant than alpha tocopherol. Natural vitamin E supplements contain all eight forms of the vitamin. The requirement for vitamin E is only 15 IU. In rats, vitamin E deficiency causes infertility, but vitamin E deficiency or toxicity have not been described in humans. Many people take Vitamin E safely at doses of up to 400. The upper limit of 1200 IU listed by the government is based on excessive bleeding in a single case of a patient on blood thinners so some surgeons ask that vitamin E be discontinued before surgery. Eat a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables and you will get the recommended 15 IU per day. #drdavidheber #b#vitamins #vitamin E #antioxidants to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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