What dosage of vitamin E is typically used for adults?

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Adults need to consume 15 milligrams of vitamin E daily. Because alpha-tocopherol is the most active form of vitamin E in your body, your vitamin E needs are in alpha-tocopherol equivalents.

Researchers speculate that healthy Americans, on average, are falling short of their dietary vitamin E needs.
Good sources of vitamin E include:
  • Peanuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Wheat germ
  • Sunflower seed kernels
  • Almonds
  • Olive oil
  • Corn oil
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William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
This is a complex group including four tocopherols and four tocotrienols known as alpha, beta, gamma, and delta for both. Take a multivitamin  that preferably has 80 mg of mixed natural tocopherols and tocotrienols (with at least 10 mg of tocotrienols). An alternative is to take a multivitamin with 400 IU of mixed natural tocopherols a day. Avoid products with synthetic dl-alpha-tocopherol or d-alpha-tocopherol.
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