Skip to comments.Putting Limits on Vitamin E (QALY fied)
Posted on 12/30/2009 12:54:48 PM PST by decimon
The potent antioxidant may do more harm than good, TAU research suggests
Vitamin-fortified foods and dietary health supplements can ease health worries. But what kinds of vitamins are right for you? And how much of them should you take, and how often?
A research group from Tel Aviv University has done the most comprehensive and accurate study of clinical data on Vitamin E use and heart disease to date, and it warns that indiscriminate use of high-dose Vitamin E supplementation does more harm than good. Their results were recently reported in ATVB, a leading journal of cardiology, and discussed in the journal BioFactors.
"There were so many conflicting reports about Vitamin E and its effect on various diseases, particularly heart disease, that we wanted to set the record straight, says Prof. Dov Lichtenberg of TAU's Sackler School of Medicine.
"Our new study shows that some people may be harmed by the treatment, whereas others may benefit from it. Now we're trying to identify groups of people that are most likely to benefit from the effects of Vitamin E," adds study co-researcher Dr. Ilya Pinchuk. The TAU research team also included decision analyst Dr. Moshe Leshno of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Leon Recanati Faculty of Management and Dr. Yedidya (Didi) Dotan, whose PhD thesis is the basis for this analysis.
(Excerpt) Read more at aftau.org ...
E harmony ping.
Isn’t Vitimen E supposed to be good for wart removal?
Since this was so full of qualifications, yet very little factual data, I think they should have written it like a “Jewish mother” would have said it.
Son: “Mama, I’m thinking of taking Vitamin E for my health.”
Mama: “What? Are you dying? Is there something wrong with you that you haven’t told me about? My only son...so young! I blame your father!”
Son: “No, Mama! I’m just going to take a little Vitamin E, because it is good for you.”
Mama: “Are you saying that I didn’t feed you a balanced diet? And now you are suffering and have to take vitamins because you are malnourished? Oh, how terrible! But you...such a picky eater. I can see how you are skin and bones already, a shell of a person.”
Son: “No, Mama, really, I’m fine. It’s just that a little Vitamin E won’t hurt.”
Mama: “Ha! How do you know it won’t hurt? It might be pure poison. But then again, it might not. Who’s to know? I don’t know. Likely nobody knows. And yet, here you are, wanting to gamble your life away taking pills.”
Son: “Okay, Mama. I won’t take any Vitamin E.”
Mama: “Are you sure? It might do you wonders! I and your father take it all the time. In any event you should eat more. If you should die it should not be from not eating.”
Thanks, Happy New Year!
Clearly, this is a bunch of claptrap.....
I don't know.
There are 8 different types of Vit. E and both “natural” and “synthetic” forms that may perform very differently in the human body. We know of only a few physiological functions. There is much more to learn between we start drawing this kinds of conclusions as the above article.
Thanks. They don’t specify what is a high dose so I’m comfortable with what I get in my supplements.
That's true. But it has recently been acknowledged that the RDA for vitamin D was set far too low. So the scare warnings on vitamin D from nutrition experts may have actually harmed the health of millions of people for decades.
I heard Vitamin E combats the vapours.
It should be the responsibility of each individual taking supplements to determine which amount is correct for them. Everybody’s system is different; some need more some need less than the recommended dosage.
Happy New Year everybody! Be safe if going out to celebrate.
Be safe if going out to celebrate.
I coated my car with vitamin E to ward off heart attacks. ;-)
lol not what I was referring to but quite funny.
Many of these studies are do not take account of the important difference between synthetic Vitamin E and full spectrum natural Vitamin E. In essence, taking synthetic or even natural d-alpha Vitamin E seems to cause a harmful imbalance in Vitamin E metabolism. ALWAYS take full spectrum natural Vitamin E that contains the full range of tocotrienols and tocopherols. If that is done, Vitamin E supplementation is beneficial.
May I have that for my psych students . . . ?
Love the double binding example.
A bit . . . personal . . . reminds me of . . .
I usually go with NOW brands, Country Life, or Nature's Way.
Swanson looks good but the Natural Products Association doesn't list them as GMP-certified...
Jarrow is GMP certified.
They make FamilE
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