Vitamin E is essential for life. But the human body has no need for synthetic chemicals. And this is where the problem begins. Most of the scientific research into the effects of vitamins use synthetically made versions in their studies. Vitamin E is really a combination of eight different forms. There are four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. In nature, they occur together, and make up the most important chain-breaking fat-soluble antioxidant we have. You have more of the alpha tocopherol inside you than the other forms. But, you can’t just grab that, throw it in a vitamin and tell people that it’s “healthy.” These attempts to outsmart nature run into predictable problems. For example, only giving people the alpha tocopherol can make a lack of vitamin E worse. It will keep you from absorbing enough tocotrienols. And tocotrienols are the real workhorses of the vitamin E compounds. Tocotrienols have benefits that tocopherols don’t have. They give vitamin E its antioxidant punch. In fact, a new study shows gamma tocotrienol boosts your cells’ antioxidant strength by 300%. The trick to getting all the benefits of vitamin E is to get it as close to the form nature intended as possible. Make sure you’re not getting the synthetic version of only one form of vitamin E. Stay away from any vitamin E labeled d-alpha or especially dl-alpha tocopherol. The “dl” means it’s synthetic, and if it only contains “alpha-tocopherol, then it’s got only one of the eight forms.
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 19 2015 | Verified Purchase
Rice bran oil if it is not organic is one oil I would not touch. It does not say how much is in the Gamma E Complex
Posted by DanyfromFrance on September 21 2016 | Verified Purchase
May be it's a good product but the price of this product increased by 66% in 5 years. I bought it in July 2011 and I paid $ 13.80 (regular price, not on a bargain). . Now the price for this product is $ 22,93. Why?
Posted by iHerb Customer on October 10 2010 | Verified Purchase
I have ordered many NOW products and have liked them. This product irratated my stomach. I had a burning sensation for several hours. I was surprised because I took it with food. I gave it 2 stars for price and delivery time.
Posted by iHerb Customer on June 28 2011 | Verified Purchase
After getting this and reading the label carefully I realized that the Tocotrienals are from Palm and not from Rice but I can take it for the 400 alpha tocopherols in it. I ordered a different tocotrienol and am pleased with it.
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