We all know that vitamins are good for us and trust that studies that are conducted are valid and come from a reputable sources. Why then do they conflict with each other at times, and also update with a change that makes me wonder whom do I trust? Here is a study confirming that vitamin E is okay to take. Would you educated scientists please get the dosage correct? I will post tomorrow on the other study.
Don't believe a recent study that found that vitamin E users die earlier that non-E takers. The study is badly flawed! So says Dr. Susan Lark, an expert on supplements, after analyzing the scientific data from Johns Hopkins University. "I was angry and disappointed that such a study was released to the public, causing unnecessary fear and concern," she said. Lark said the study should be discounted because it tracked patients suffering form chronic diseases, which could have been the cause of early deaths, and it flies in the face of 70 years of studies that support E. She continues to recommend taking 600 to 1,600 IU of natural vitamin E per day. E.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that prevents the oxidation of lipids. Since cell membranes are composed of lipids, it effectively prevents the cells' protective coatings from becoming rancid as a result of the assault of free radicals. Vitamin E also improves oxygen utilization, enhances immune response, plays a role in the prevention of cataracts caused by free radical damage, and may reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. New evidence suggests that zinc is needed to maintain normal blood concentrations of vitamin E. Selenium enhances vitamin E uptake. These two nutrients should be taken together.