Frequently Asked Question — GNLD Vitamin E Supplement

This GNLD's Vitamin E FAQ is a listing of the most frequently asked questions about Vitamin E. A great place to start getting answers to all your basic Vitamin E questions.

What is vitamin E?

A. Vitamin E is group of 8 essential forms which is needed for heart and skin health and should be taken by mostly by elderly people. Source: Thevitamincompany

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that exists in eight different forms. Each form has its own biological activity, which is the measure of potency or functional use in the body. Alpha-tocopherol (a-tocopherol) is the name of the most active form of vitamin E in humans. It is also a powerful biological antioxidant. Vitamin E in supplements is usually sold as alpha-tocopheryl acetate, a form that protects its ability to function as an antioxidant. The synthetic form is labeled "DL" while the natural form is labeled "D". Source: Pro Athlete

You can watch a short video that diferentiates the differences between a Synthetic(dl) and Natural(d) Vitamin E supplement on Vitamin E supplement page

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that acts to protect your skin cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of the body's metabolism. The Neutriderm Moisturizing Lotion with Vitamin E reinvigorates and regenerates the skin cells to ensure you skin remains healthy. It can serve as a Sunscreen Protection. Source: UASPHARMA

Q: What is the exact amount of each tocopherol and tocotrienol in Vitamin E Plus?

A. Vitamin E Plus contains 275 IUs of d-alpha tocopherols, and 50 mgs of the beta, gamma and delta tocopherols (non-alpha tocopherols), plus alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocotrienols, all in naturally-occurring ratios. GNLD has gone to great lengths to assure that the ratios found in nature are represented in our products. However, the exact amount of each component is considered proprietary information.

Q: The body uses bile salts to emulsify vitamin E. Why would GNLD's water-miscible formula be needed?

A. While it's true that once in the body, vitamin E can be utilized and dispersed by existing mechanisms. However, that does not diminish the viability of the water-miscibility concept. The water-miscibility function of GNLD's Vitamin E Plus enables the absorption of vitamin E to be more efficient and complete. Our water-miscibility feature supports the body's natural absorption mechanism and facilitates greater vitamin E uptake. Water-miscible vitamins enter the colon with greater dispersion throughout the digestive tract. Also, as people age, many are not as efficient at digesting fats, which may further reduce the absorbability of vitamin E, making the water-miscible formula of Vitamin E Plus a big advantage.

Q: Vitamin E Plus isn't the only water-miscible formula on the market. So what other advantages does it have?

A. Although Vitamin E Plus is not the only vitamin E product on the market with a water-miscible feature, ours is unique in that it delivers the complete vitamin E family in conjunction with our water-miscibility. You would find it difficult to locate another company that offers a natural-source vitamin E product that includes all of the tocopherols and all of the tocotrienols in conjunction with a unique water-miscibility system. GNLD prides itself in delivering only the finest nutritional supplements available, and our Vitamin E Plus is just another example of the quality that makes up the GNLD difference.

Q: Why is GNLD's Vitamin E Plus only 275 IU per capsules in content when the synthetic standard is 400IU?

A. Many manufactures who sell larger Vitamin E capsules often use a synthetic (which may be inferior in bio-availability) variety of vitamin E. Manufacturers are also required to list only the amount of alpha-tocopherol in their vitamin E products. GNLD gives you 275 IU of alpha-tocopherol, plus 50 mg of non-alpha tocopherols and tocotrienols (which include beta-, gamma-, and delta-compounds of each). All of these are derived from a natural, highly bioavailable Vitamin E source. For GNLD NeoLife to offer 400 IU of alpha-tocopherol along with the additional tocopherols and tocotrienols in a natural form, the Vitamin E Plus capsule would be much too large to swallow. In this case, less actually equals more!

Q: Is Vitamin E Plus alcohol-free?

A. Yes, Vitamin E Plus is alcohol-free.

Q: Is it okay to take Vitamin E along with blood thinners prescribed by a doctor?

A. Your physician should always be advised of any nutritional supplementation being taken before you or your customers begin to take any prescribed medication; Megadoses of vitamin E have been shown to increase the effects of anticoagulants. It is best to check with the prescribing doctor for specification of any nutritional supplements that might be acceptable while taking a blood thinning medication.

Q: Why doesn't GNLD use wheat germ oil exclusively as the source for vitamin E in Vitamin E Plus?

A. The main ingredient in Vitamin E Plus is pure, unrefined wheat germ oil. However, if we used wheat germ oil alone, we could not achieve as high a level of vitamin E delivery. Therefore, we enrich the oil with a natural vitamin E complex from soybeans. This assures us of the complete vitamin E family of wheat germ oil plus the benefits of high natural vitamin E potency.

Q: What are other functions of vitamin E?

A. Vitamin E is essential to life – we cannot live without it. Eight forms of vitamin E have been identified as existing in nature. While all forms of vitamin E are active antioxidants inside our bodies, studies are emerging that suggest some eight members share similar functions and others have functions that are completely different.

Q: What is the source for Vitamin E in the soap?

A. Vitamin E oil is extracted from organic wheat germ oil.

Q: Does vitamin E cure fibrocystic breast disease?

A. At present it is uncertain. In some research trials, vitamin E appeared to be helpful in treating this condition; however, the results are inconclusive. A woman with fibrocystic breast disease should consult her physician about currently accepted methods of treatment.

Q: Does vitamin E help to heal skin burns?

A. Yes. When applied as a liquid or ointment directly to burns or cuts, vitamin E is believed to speed healing. Although there is no conclusive scientific evidence to support this observation, experiments have confirmed that vitamin E often reduces redness and inflammation.

Q: Will a diabetic patient experience any negative effects when supplementing with Vitamin E?

A. Supplementation with GNLD NeoLife Vitamin E will not be harmful to a diabetic. In fact, research has shown that vitamin E provides great benefits to diabetics. A balanced diet, abundant in vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional factors is essential to good health. However, diabetes is a serious medical condition for which, unfortunately, there is no known cure. Treatment requires a very carefully controlled diet, and for some patients, insulin injections. Because of the need for careful dietary control, your diabetic customers should discuss supplementation choices with their physician.

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