Vitamin E

Vitamin E

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    Vitamin E itself is a generic. No one can patent a vitamin, but it is sold by many different manufacturers. Some supplements contain only alpha-tocopherol, the form of vitamin E in our blood, while others include related compounds (tocopherols, tocotrienols) that may provide additional health benefits. In addition, some alpha-tocopherol is produced synthetically (dl-tocopherol), while another form comes from natural sources (d-tocopherol). Your body needs twice as much of the synthetic version, compared to the natural form, in order to produce the vitamin E it can use. Vitamin E is sold as individual supplements and in multivitamin supplements, as well as in combination with other supplement ingredients.

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    Key-E should be stored in an environment that does not have temperature extremes. Do not allow it to get too hot or too cold. The product should be kept in its original packaging in a safe place away from small children. 
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    If you have taken vitamin E for prolonged period of time and with doses greater than 400 units a day you may experience a number of side effects. Side effects may include blurred vision, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nausea, stomach cramps, and fatigue. If you are using a topical vitamin E, you may experience side effects, such as contact dermatitis or eczema.

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    Prior to using Aquasol E, you should consult your health care provider. There are many medical conditions and medications that may require adjustment of the Aquasol E dose. Your primary care provider can review your medications and medical conditions to determine if it is appropriate for you to use Aquasol E. 
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    Vitamin E has been found to be promising in slowing the decline of cognition in people with dementia. However, it carries the risk of gastrointestinal (GI) side effects, which may manifest as weight loss or decreased appetite. People with dementia can have more fatigue with vitamin E. Since it is a vitamin you wouldn’t think that it could be harmful. However, it definitely has effects, especially at very high levels. Nevertheless, there was a study on people who have dementia, which showed that vitamin E slows the decline, so the side effects need to be offset against the benefits.
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    People whose diets include about 30 IU of vitamin E daily have about a 20% lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss in people over 60, compared with people who get less than the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) according to prospective cohort studies. Similarly, taking vitamin E supplements appeared to lessen the risk of cataracts. But overall, the evidence to support vitamin E for preventing either disorder has been inconsistent.
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    Recent evidence indicates vitamin E is associated with a decreased risk of lung and prostate cancer and perhaps other cancers as well. In two recently completed randomized studies, vitamin E decreased the progression of Alzheimer's disease and the development of Parkinson's disease. We do not know if these effects are due to its antioxidant properties or to other mechanisms, or whether this benefit also requires that vitamins and minerals be taken at the same time. Further studies still need to be done, but the evidence appears promising. Vitamin E may also help the body build muscle strength. In addition, vitamin E has been shown to help prevent cataracts, and preliminary studies suggest it might help prevent macular degeneration, a kind of blindness that can occur with aging.
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    A large study sponsored by the U.S. government, known as the SELECT (Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial) study, may have given some people the impression that vitamin E supplements cause prostate cancer. But that is far from proven. In the study, men who took very large doses of a form of vitamin E called dl-alpha-tocopherol-acetate had a slightly increased risk for developing prostate cancer. But that doesn't necessarily mean vitamin E supplements are bad for you. Like all nutrients, vitamin E works in a complex network with other nutrients. If you eat a lousy diet that's full of processed foods and low in fruit, vegetables and other good stuff, large doses of vitamins are unlikely to be of any benefit and might even cause some harm. Meanwhile, small doses of a form of vitamin E called d-alpha-tocopherol succinate have been linked to a low risk for prostate cancer. Clearly, we still have much to learn about vitamin E and its relationship with prostate cancer.
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    A Emergency Room Nursing, answered on behalf of
    Vitamin E is the generic name for Aquasol E.
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    Can vitamin E delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease?
    Vitamin E, like all antioxidants, is very good for brain health, and it is also great for heart health. In this video, neurologist Gayatri Devi, MD, explains which foods and supplements you can eat to get a boost of vitamin E in your diet. 
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