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How Do I Choose the Best Vitamin E Complex?

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Vitamin E complex is an antioxidant that frees your body from radicals. These radicals are both created from processes that occur inside of your body as well as environmental radicals. When choosing the best one to take, first look to see that it contains eight essential elements. Vitamin E complex is not just one vitamin that helps free your body of radicals, but is a necessary combination of different agents.

First, you want to look at the ingredients in the bottle to see that the vitamin E complex includes tocopherols and tocotrienols. These two primary components are also further categorized into subcomponents. You should review the ingredients to confirm that all of the subcomponents are also part of the supplement. These subcomponents include alpha, beta, delta and gamma forms.

This means that you can find vitamin E complex in the forms of alpha-tocopherol, beta-tocopherol, delta-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, alpha-tocotrienol, beta-tocotrienol, delta-tocotrienol and gamma-tocotrienol. Each form has its own health benefits, so you need to match up the health benefits you seek with the form that provides these benefits to your body.

The best vitamin E complex contains all eight compounds, but it should primarily be composed of d-alpha tocopherol (unesterified vitamin E). When assessing the vitamin E tocotrienols, you should also consider the ingredients that make up these components. You should look for those that are made with palm oil, because it possesses the best ratio of alpha-beta-delta-gamma vitamin E compared to the other natural tocotrienol sources.

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Essentially, the best supplement is made of all natural ingredients rather than synthesized or manufactured products. For example, vitamin E acetate is synthesized, rather than natural. In addition to reviewing the product labels on the bottles, talk with your healthcare provider and other specialists. Nutritionists, personal trainers, acupuncturists, chiropractors and other natural health gurus can help you choose the best form of vitamin E complex that is natural and a good supplement for your body and your overall health.

Consider the form the vitamin comes in. If vitamins and medicine tend to make you sick to your stomach, you may want to look for a liquid or melting wafer form. If this is not an issue, then a pill or capsule form should be fine.

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