What type of vitamin E supplement should I take to prevent heart disease?

Dr. Andrea Pennington, MD
Integrative Medicine
The form of vitamin E that has been linked to its protective effect in supplements is the d-alpha and dl-alpha form of the tocopherol. There are no significant toxicities associated with vitamin E below 3000 IU/d (200% to 400% over daily recommended dose). Vitamin E is an oil and should be taken with meals to optimize absorption. Talk to your healthcare provider about possible drug interactions before taking high doses of vitamin E.

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