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
- Decreases vitamin A burn rate
- Decreases progesterone burn rate
- Protects against calcification and iron overloads
Our vitamin E complex 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 prevents 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.
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