Natural Vitamin E - The Full Benefits of All 8 Types of E


Beneftis of All 8 Types of E


The body cannot produce vitamin E - it is naturally found in some foods, added to others and can be taken as a dietary supplement.

A lot of people think of vitamin E as one specific vitamin, but in fact, "Vitamin E" is the collective family name for eight fat soluble compounds, that together have many health benefits.

To get the full benefits of vitamin E you should take a full spectrum vitamin e supplement and / or consume a lot of almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, broccoli and spinach.

Most vitamin E supplements only have the d alpha tocopherol or its synthetic counterpart dl alpha tocopherol.

The complete Vitamin E family is composed of:

  • 4 forms of Tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta)

  • 4 forms of Tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma & delta)

Each of these 8 forms of vitamin E has its own biological activity and function in the body. Because each form provides slightly different benefits it is therefore important to ideally consume all 8 types of vitamin E.

Most vitamin E supplements contain only one single form of vitamin E, and to make this even worse most of the cheap Drugstore Vitamin E is synthetic and is made from petrochemicals. On a supplement label, Natural Vitamin E is listed as d-alpha tocopherol; if you see dl-alpha-tocopherol then you know you have been consuming a synthetic petrochemical form which we do not recommend taking.

Sadly, even if you are getting the natural d-alpha-tocopherol, it is only 1 of 8 forms of vitamin E and  taking this type alone may be damaging your heart. It is a simple fact that you can not obtain the full benefits of vitamin E by only taking one or a couple forms of this important vitamin.

The Benefits of Each Type of Vitamin E are as follows:

d-alpha Tocopherol:
  (the only type of natural E that is in most vitamin E supplements)

  • Powerful antioxidant that  protects cells against the effects of free radicals

  • Supports immune function, protects the nervous system, slows the aging process

  • Lowers serum cholesterol, reduces cellular adhesions

  • Supports healthy circulatory system, aids proper blood clotting and wound healing

  • Helps reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease, coronary heart disease, some types of cancer

  • Can Be Dangerous for your Heart if taken without d gamma below.  Learn Why?

d Gamma Tocopherol:
  ( The new Vitamin E Superstar)

  • Protects against nitrogen-based free radicals, delivers strong anti-aging properties

  • The best form of vitamin E to help guard against diseases associated with chronic inflammation (i.e. heart disease and degenerative brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease)

  • Offers protection against breast cancer, prostate cancer and Type I diabetes

  • This is the best form of vitamin E for Protecting your Heart.    Learn More >

Delta Tocopherol:

  • Has the highest in-vitro antioxidant activity of the mixed tocopherol family

  • Offers several anti-inflammatory, cardio-protective and potential anti-cancer properties

Beta Tocopherol:

  • Protects against free radicals, toxins and chromosome damage

  • Helps strengthen the immune system; energizes cells, blood vessels and connective tissue

d-alpha Tocotrienol:

  • Helps inhibit the biosynthesis of cholesterol, lower LDL cholesterol, promote longevity

  • Helps prevent lipid peroxidation

  • Suppresses hepatic HMG-CoA reductase activity that results in the lowering of LDL cholesterol levels. 

  • Alpha-tocotrienol and gamma-tocotrienol have shown to prolong the life span of cancer-infected mice

d-beta Tocotrienol:

  • Helps lower cholesterol and prevent LDL oxidation

  • Reduces atherosclerotic plaque formation

d-gamma Tocotrienol:

  • Inhibits the manufacture of cholesterol within the liver

  • Reduces atherosclerotic plaque formation

  • Hinders growth of human breast cancer cultured cells

d-delta Tocotrienol:

  • The most powerful antioxidant of the entire vitamin E family

  • The Delta form was found to be the most potent tocotrienols in inducing apoptosis (cell death) in estrogen-responsive and estrogen-nonresponsive human breast cancer cells.

  • Reduces endothelial expression of adhesion molecules (preventing the accumulation of inflammatory cells within the arterial wall)

  • Inhibits excessive aggregation of blood platelets more effectively than vitamin E

Mixed Tocotrienols:

  • Protect against free radicals, help retard cellular aging due to oxidation

  • Help maintain arterial health and reduce the risk of stroke and arteriosclerosis

  • Lower blood pressure; supply increased oxygen to the body

The majority of vitamin E supplements only contain one type of this important vitamin, and even sadder is the fact that most of these poor quality vitamin E supplements actually use the synthetic dl alpha tocopherol form of E.

We therefore recommend that you take a full spectrum mixed Tocopherols and mixed Tocotrienols blend of Vitamin E, and the best one that we could find is Solanova's Full Spectrum TocoSpan Vitamin E Formula.


Also See:  Our Vitamin E Guide to Learn Why Drugstore Brands Can Be Dangerous to your Health

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