There is a big difference between natural source Vitamin E and synthetic Vitamin E. Also, the way you take your Vitamin E has a big effect on absorption and utilization by the body.

We just got in the new E-Gems Elite Vitamin E from Carlson Labs and as it contains all eight forms of natural source tocopherols and tocotrienols so it is truly the creme de la creme vitamin E product – providing the antioxidant benefits of the entire family of vitamin E.

Research supports that all natural forms of vitamin E, as found in foods, have beneficial properties in protecting body cells from free radical damage. And natural-source Vitamin E is twice as active as synthetic vitamin E inside our bodies.

Here’s some quick guidelines to improve your body’s absorption and utilization of your Vitamin E supplement:

Dosage: Dr. Evan Shute, a Canadian physician internationally recognized for his 30 years of clinical work with Vitamin E stated, “We think that the average normal female should have 400 IU a day and the average normal male about 600 IU a day.”

Usage: Vitamin E should be taken at mealtime. Dr. G.E. Desaulniers of the Shute Medical Clinic has shown that Vitamin E is absorbed better when taken with meals rather than on an empty stomach.

Warning: Inorganic Iron can destroy Vitamin E. The Shute Institute was the first to discover and announce that inorganic iron, as ferrous sulfate, can be destructive to the Vitamin E when the two are taken together. They suggest that when inorganic iron and Vitamin E are taken, they should be separated in the stomach by an interval of 8 to 9 hours. Organic iron, however, such as that found in raisins, spinach and other iron-rich foods, can be taken at the same time as Vitamin E, with no harm to the Vitamin E. Moderate amounts of organic iron supplements, such as the “Albion process” iron amino acid chelate, can also be taken with Vitamin E.

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