Vitamin E

Vitamin E is not one single molecule; instead, it's a family of eight nutrients called 'vitamers' that are used interchangeably by our bodies. Together, these vitamers are called vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant, meaning that it can work in regions of your body that water-soluble anti-oxidants like vitamin C and B-Complex vitamins can't, preventing free radicals from oxidizing and decaying essential lipids in your body. This handy function is something VitaMist likes to take advantage of in many of our sprays, by including small amounts of vitamin E. The vitamers act as an all natural preservative and then double as antioxidants for your body!

Vitamin E has more benefits beyond just protecting you from free radicals, though. Many of these come from avoiding a deficiency, but several functions of vitamin E make supplementation important. Supplementing vitamin E may improve T-cell mediated immune function, which is a fancy way of saying that it enhances your immune system. Vitamin E also seems to make vaccinations more efficient by increasing your immune system's response to them.

Vitamin E is even more critical for the elderly because a deficiency in it may increase the risk of bone fractures. Increasing your vitamin E appears to have no additional benefit to bone health beyond this. Research has indicated that Vitamin E may help protect against age-related mental decline. However further research is needed to determine if supplementation is of benefit in this area.

The important thing is to ensure that you are not deficient, but do not try to overdo it!

Megadosing vitamin E is more likely to cause you harm than to make you healthier. Because the majority of vitamin E’s health benefits come from low doses that are a little over the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), high doses of vitamin E do not appear to be helpful. In fact, megadosing vitamin E long-term (above 400IU per day) is thought to increase the risk of death and increase the risk of certain cancers. These risks are why VitaMist does not offer products that contain more than 50% of the RDA for vitamin E (15IU). Taking 50% of the RDA ensures that you will reach the recommended amount of E per day even while sticking to an unhealthy diet, while at the same time avoiding unhealthy levels even two or more products that contain vitamin E are combined.

Warning: Do not supplement with Vitamin E if you take prescribed coumarin-based anticoagulants (blood thinners) like warfarin. If you are on blood thinners, talk to your doctor before taking any supplements.

Here Are Our Products That Contain Vitamin E

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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