Source Naturals Vitamin E D-Alpha Tocopheryl 400 IU - 100 Softgels

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400 IU - 100 Softgels

Vitamin-E is a potent antioxidant necessary in human nutrition. Antioxidants help combat free radicals and oxidants - molecules which damage fats and cells. Vitamin-E helps prevent oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Nature's Way Vitamin-E is 100% natural d-alpha tocopherol from purified soy oil. It contains no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Natural E is 3 times more bioavailable (able to be used by the body) than synthetic E!

The main function of alpha-tocopherol in humans appears to be that of an antioxidant. Free radicals are formed primarily in the body during normal metabolism and also upon exposure to environmental factors such as cigarette smoke or pollutants. Fats, which are an integral part of all cell membranes, are vulnerable to destruction through oxidation by free radicals. The fat-soluble vitamin, alpha-tocopherol, is uniquely suited to intercepting free radicals and preventing a chain reaction of lipid destruction. Aside from maintaining the integrity of cell membranes throughout the body, alpha-tocopherol also protects the fats in low density lipoproteins (LDLs) from oxidation. Lipoproteins are particles composed of lipids and proteins, which are able to transport fats through the blood stream. LDL transport cholesterol from the liver to the tissues of the body. Oxidized LDLs have been implicated in the development of cardiovascular diseases. When a molecule of alpha-tocopherol neutralizes a free radical, it is altered in such a way that its antioxidant capacity is lost. However, other antioxidants, such as vitamin C, are capable of regenerating the antioxidant capacity of alpha-tocopherol.

Several other functions of alpha-tocopherol have been identified, which likely are not related to its antioxidant capacity. Alpha-tocopherol is known to inhibit the activity of protein kinase C, an important cell-signaling molecule, as well as to affect the expression and activity of mmune and inflammatory cells. Additionally, alpha-tocopherol has been shown to inhibit platelet aggregation and to enhance vasodilation.

Vitamin E is found in foods that may not be consumed on a regular basis. This may be one reason it is important as a supplement. It can be found in almonds, asparagus, avocado, broccoli, corn, green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, wheat germ, and whole grains.

Vitamin E is a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant. It is regulated in the United States as a dietary supplement. As such, supplement manufacturers may include statements of how the substance may affect the body through "structure and function" claims.

Suggested Use: 1 to 2 softgels daily.

 Supplement Facts

 Serving Size: 1 Softgel

 Servings Per Container: 100

                                                                      Amount Per Serving  %Daily Value


 Vitamin E (as natural D-alpha tocopherol)           400 IU                            1333%




Other Ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, purified water, and soybean oil.

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.


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