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Contains soybean oil
Posted by emanuela on Nov 02, 2013
I totally agree with the other one star review. Soybean oil is a nasty, cheap oil. Moreover, it is very likely made from GM soy, as most of the world's supply of soy is GM. WHY ruin an otherwise good product idea (mixed tocopherols) like this? SHAME ON YOU, NOW FOODS! Avoid this product. Show Now Foods and other supplement manufacturers that you expect more of your health supplements.
Soybean oil is added to the capsules
Posted by 4694064749721744211 on Nov 07, 2013
Why would they add something so bad to antioxidants?Soy contains high levels of phytic acid which block your body’s ability to absorb minerals and vitamins from the foods you eat. This causes you to actually become malnourished. I wish I checked the label more carefully before buying.I have a krill oil that I recently purchased and there's a big sign on the bottle that says soybean oil free so I researched this soybean oil a bit more and apparently the soy plant itself is actually toxic to humans.Soybean oil contains a poisonous chemical called PHG; this chemical slows your blood circulation, causes your blood to clot, damages the central nervous system, interferes with digestion and can cause memory loss. 99 % of soy grown in US is GMO,plus this product doesn't even say non GMO,so you are paying for a poisonous GMO substance.I threw away this product as well as their garlic oil cause it also contains soy oil.And I've decided to completley boycott this brand.I'm definitely not going to reward them for trying to poison me so the least I can do is take my money elsewhere.
GMO product containing genetically modified and hydrogenated soybean oil.
Posted by Leione on May 08, 2014
This product contains soybean oil which is very likely to be genetically modified and hydrogenated (since it's not specified that it's non-GMO and non-hydrogenated). Over 90% of soybean oil produced in the USA, as well as elsewhere in the world, is genetically modified to survive being doused with otherwise lethal amounts of herbicides and pesticides. Over 50% of it is also hydrogenated as non-hydrogenated soybean oil is generally too unstable to be used in food manufacturing. Genetically modified and hydrogenated soybean oil is a dangerous endocrine disruptor, developmental, reproductive and neurotoxicant, and carcinogen, which increases blood levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol, while lowering levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good" cholesterol, clogs arteries, interferes with the insulin receptors in cell membranes, decreases immune function, by reducing the immune response, disrupts the hormonal balance, and can lead to diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, auto-immune disease, bone degeneration, reproductive problems, birth defects, DNA damage, cancer. Even if soybean oil is not genetically modified and hydrogenated, it's still very dangerous. All soybean oil naturally contains goitrogens blocking the synthesis of thyroid hormones and interfering with iodine metabolism and, as a result, thyroid function, phytic acid preventing the absorption of vital nutrients and minerals, such as omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc, and disrupting the body's optimal biochemistry, saponins, soyatoxin, protease inhibitors, and oxalates interfering with the enzymes necessary for protein digestion, and hemagglutinin, a clot-pro moting substance causing red blood cells to clump together and making them unable to properly absorb and distribute oxygen to tissues. It's best to stay away from this product. You can find safer non-GMO vitamin E supplements without soybean oil.
Mixed. feelings about these
Posted by Reviewer2631717 on Dec 06, 2013
Now Foods makes things that are often wonderfully inexpensive. But I often wonder about the quality. Their other products often leave out precise info, leaving me to conclude that it is often not top quality. But these are soo cheap that I will take them and hope for the best. For instance the label on their Vitamin K: There are over 4 kinds of vitamin K-4. Menaquinone 4, 7,8 and 11. Only the Menaquinone 7 is of true value for humans. The others are inexpensive or synthetic forms of no true value. Now Foods has a large number of vitamin supplements that avoid telling us exactly what we are getting. And I am getting more suspicious of this company for this evasive strategy.
Excellent for so many reasons
Posted by MichaelLabib on Oct 26, 2013
If your blood pressure is high, or if you have been taking Vitamin E, d-alpha, on its own and without mixed tocopherols then product is for you. This will not raise your blood pressure, as Vit E 400 IU, as d-alpha, does. Also, taking Vit E alone will lower the level of gamma in your body, that's why I think this product is simply perfect. Please visit my page for more reviews
Now Foods, Mixed Tocopherols Vitamin E, 60 Softgels
Posted by FEED-ME-MORE on Dec 18, 2013
For me it is good antioxidant, I hope that it will help my skin as it needs vit E very much. I don't understand your fear and complaints about soy oil. Why couple of you are writing that it is very bad? If non-GMO, what's so bad? All the Japan lives on it. I think so. Look at them. Most of them look perfect at old age, look at their skin! They are n-i-n-j-a-s :)
no to soybean oil
Posted by Reviewer2633287 on Dec 30, 2014
great product except it has soy bean oil which is usually GMO. will not buy till NOW uses another oil.
Posted by ShaunD on May 19, 2015
I took the original form before (d-alpha Tocopherol) for a week and after a week I stopped that and started with this. First didn't notice anything and all was good. Slowly I developed rashes on my skin. After noticing things are getting worse, I took a 250 iu d-alpha again once and immediately things got better. This is a good product but ratio in this product is all wrong. If you take this, make sure you combine it with 250 or 400 iu d-alpha Tocopherol or buy "Now Foods - Gamma E Complex" instead. Remember the ratio between d-alpha/d-gamma is almost 10/1. d-gamma is important but d-alpha Tocopherol is much more important. Once done, combine with 1000mg vitamin C.
I take the extra dose for PMS
Posted by 5121739421436097500 on Jan 17, 2014
I take 5 in the morning and 5 before bed when I am about to feel that my menstruation is coming. It helps relieve breast tenderness
My stomach can't stand this
Posted by Reviewer2268972 on Jan 22, 2014
I have about 10 different products from Now Foods. This is the only one that causes problem for me. Maybe because of the soy. I do not know. I can't take it.