Suggested use: 1 capsule per day
- Supports tissue oxygenation
- Reduces oxidation of lipid membranes by PUFA
- Protects skin loaded with PUFA from ultraviolet sun damage
- Improves circulation
- Improves mitochondrial respiration
- Protects from free radical damage
- Opposes negative effects of oestrogen & histamine
- Decreases vitamin A burn rate
- Decreases progesterone burn rate
- Protects against calcification and iron overloads
Absolutely Pure Vitamin E combines all 8 of the naturally occurring forms of vitamin E; tocopherols and tocotrienols. Research indicates that the body discriminates between natural and synthetic forms of vitamin E, favouring the natural form and largely excreting the synthetic version.
Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant in the body which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Vitamin E is especially important because it protects the body from the detrimental effects of PUFAs which are ever-present in the modern diet.
Not only do PUFAs wreak havoc on our system immediately upon digestion, blocking the ability of normal cellular metabolism and shifting it towards a cancer-promoting metabolism, but they are stored in our tissues.
Under stress (when our blood sugar isn't stable, when we skip meals, when we over-exercise, when we under sleep, when we consume synthetic chemicals) cortisol begins to breakdown our tissues for energy and PUFAs are released into our bloodstream then they circulate for many hours, suppressing our metabolism.
Just as in the rest of the body, vitamin E works to prevent free radical damage in the skin, and it may also help to prevent UV damage. Since it works as an anti-inflammatory compound, vitamin E helps to prevent skin swelling, thickness, and oedema, and it may also be beneficial in preventing hives and other conditions stemming from chronic skin inflammation.
This helps the skin maintain its elasticity and smooth appearance, although as we age, skin levels of vitamin E are reduced, which can be compounded by exposure to UV light or ozone - both of which can deplete the skin’s supply of it.
Healthy cells are lipophilic, meaning that saturated fatty acids would have a greater tendency to enter them than the more water-soluble PUFAs. As cells become more chronically stressed, unsaturated fats are able to enter cells more easily, which slows oxidative metabolism and creates free radical damage.
PUFAs also have an estrogenic effect on the system. Estrogen pulls oxygen away from cells and organs, while vitamin E helps to brings oxygen to the tissues. Vitamin E and progesterone are anti-estrogenic.
PUFAs also cause deterioration of the brain, muscles, and sex glands through their destruction of vitamin E. PUFAs pull vitamin E from the blood and into the tissues which lowers available vitamin E in the body.
Vitamin E is also anti-inflammatory, anti-estrogenic, anti-lipid peroxidation, progesterone sparing, and energy promoting. Vitamin E also helps prevent clotting, protects against calcification, helps to regulate blood sugar, and protects the skin from UV exposure.
Considering the important role vitamin E plays in health, and the fact that it becomes depleted through the consumption of PUFAs it's a good idea to take a complete vitamin E supplement to support metabolism, prevent inflammation and work as an antagonist to oestrogen and histamine.
Diet-derived and topically applied tocotrienols accumulate in skin and protect the tissue against ultraviolet light-induced oxidative stress
Vitamin E: Estrogen antagonist, energy promoter, and anti-inflammatory