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What is natural vitamin E?

Joel H. Fuhrman, MD
Family Medicine
Natural vitamin E is a very complex, fat-soluble chemical structure that includes alpha, beta, gamma, and delta tocopherols and tocotrienols, present in the leaves and seeds of plants. It is a potent antioxidant and free-radical scavenger, and it regulates immune system activity and is essential for life. Its benefits are not equaled by synthetic vitamin E supplements with only one or two vitamin E isomers. Comparing the many forms of vitamin E in sesame seed to the vitamin E in a supplement is like comparing a real horse to a toy horse. Sesamin, a sesame lignan, also has beneficial effects to improve postmenopausal hormonal status, raise antioxidant activity in body cells, decrease risk of breast cancer, and lower cholesterol.
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Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin and a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin E occurs naturally in vegetables oils such as corn and olive oils, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, almonds, and wheat germ.


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