Vitamin E plays a very important role in our bodies. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent oxidative damage in our cells.. It protects fat-soluble vitamins, supports our cardiovascular system, is necessary for a strong immune system, and is very important for circulation. We need vitamin E, but we need the right kind.
Avoid Synthetic Vitamin E
Synthetic vitamin E (dl-alpha tocopherol) is derived from petroleum. It does not absorb well and is not very effective. Not only that, synthetic vitamin E has known toxic effects causing numerous health problems.
According to Dr. Mercola, synthetic vitamin E may cause lung cancer and synthetic forms of vitamin E have previously been linked to increased risks of prostate cancer.
Natural Vitamin E
There are 8 different forms of vitamin E. The most biologically active form is called “alpha-tocopherol”. This is the most common form of natural E found in dietary supplements.
Food sources of vitamin E include vegetable oils, sunflower seeds, almonds, peanuts, avocados, spinach, swiss chard, broccoli, asparagus, beet greens and mustard greens.
GE Vitamin E
Another concern with vitamin E supplements is that many of them are now derived from plants that have been genetically altered. Vitamin E can come from soy, maize, cotton seed, rice or wheat germ. The majority of these crops have been modified. Even when you buy a natural E, make sure that it is not from a GE plant.
Do not put synthetic food or supplements into your body. You will live a longer and healthier life.
To Your Health!