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Vitamin E: Friend or Foe?

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  • Excuse me? They died?! - 8/14/2012 9:08:47 AM
  • I would be professionally embarassed to have my name as a scientist on those studies that found it harmful . . . they were looking at artificial vitamin E which even the dullest bulb, dullest inDUHvidual knows that doesn't fly. I will continue to take only the naturally occurring form of vitamin E, NOT ARTIFICIAL and yes my vitamin E supplement contains all 8 forms. - 12/20/2010 12:15:46 AM
  • In that study was the vitamin e = early death taken in a fish oil type form? Do you have the name of the studies? - 7/31/2010 5:07:24 PM
  • Why would anyone take vitamins if they didn't have a need for it - were their levels tested? I always wonder about the health of the participants in these studies. Are any EVER tested for leaky gut?

    I got my vitamin E level tested after taking 800iu for a period of time. I was over, so I cut back to 400iu. It's kinda ridiculous to take fat soluble vitamins without knowing your levels. You should not be willy-nilly with fat soluble supplements; but sometimes absolutely more than the RDA is warranted. Consider checking with your health care provider for guidance - someone with a bent on nutrition, not MEDICINE, perhaps. - 7/2/2010 3:01:48 PM
  • Most Vit E in capsules and in our food and beauty products come from wheat which is bad for people with Celiac Disease or gluten issues. - 7/2/2010 1:23:52 PM
  • Most Vit E in capsules and in our food and beauty products come from wheat which is bad for people with Celiac Disease or gluten issues. - 7/2/2010 1:23:15 PM
  • It's best not to take more than the RDA of any of fat-soluable vitamins. (A,D,E,K) - 5/2/2010 11:15:03 PM
  • The study didn't run very long....about 10 years, if I remember. These people died within ten years of the start of the study? Where they already dying or did the extra E push them along. - 4/12/2010 1:28:57 PM
  • This article does not make it clear if the deaths were from those who took Vitamin E combined with other supplements or Vitamin E alone. I don't know if that was addressed in the studies, but it wasn't addressed in the article. - 3/5/2010 6:03:30 AM
  • I took 1000 iu's of Vit e for a while as my father died from Alzhemiers and his doctor said his children should take that much. Then at a science fair I heard that was hard on our livers so I went down to 400. Recently I have only been taking 200 but I have run out, maybe I just won't refill it as I take a multi vitamin pill everyday and it has 30 iu's of Vit E. Hmmm, maybe we should just stop taking supplements? - 3/5/2010 12:50:23 AM
  • I take vitamin E along with a few other vitamins for my "Menopause" cocktail and have had great success. I will continue with it. - 9/9/2009 10:18:17 AM
  • I take 400 IU of vitamin E daily also. - 12/30/2008 4:48:38 PM
  • Great article. - 9/10/2008 1:22:46 PM
  • I take Vit E on a daily basis I didn't know that over 400 UI was harmful. Thankyou so much for this information Starr - 5/12/2008 9:55:35 AM
  • Glad to see this information on Spark! Truly the best way to get our nutrition is through food sources. - 12/16/2007 4:27:55 PM

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