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.
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.
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.
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?
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