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 Dec 26, 2007 | Verified Purchase
An exceptionally good price for this superior form of vitamin e with a full range of tocopherols and tocotrienols not often found in other formulations.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 14, 2007 | Verified Purchase
Just like their other products, Now provides a great deal for their good mix of E. My standard 'E' purchase.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 07, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I'm using this product in conjunction with Vit A, D3 and K to re-enamel my teeth. So far it's working!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 05, 2009 | Verified Purchase
still do not see big changes, however, it seems to work Ok for topical face applications
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 17, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I take this product because it more closely matches vitamin E in its natural form, much safer product than pharma-grade single-tocopherol products.
Posted by NorseIAm on Jan 18, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Thanks to Now Foods for producing a natural vitamin E supplement.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 01, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I still procure this product
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 27, 2016 | Verified Purchase
Can't think of a better way to do it
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 20, 2016 | Verified Purchase
Have used this product for a while and I am pleased with the results. Now products are reliable.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 18, 2016 | Verified Purchase
great natural need