Many of our referring doctors and customers have asked us why we lowered the amount of Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol) in our Macula Complete formulation to 30 IU (about 20 mg of natural alpha tocopherol from succinate and mixed tocopherols).
The vitamin E molecule is a mixture of four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) and four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta); two completely different forms of the same vitamin molecule. Based on a large body of science that supports supplemental inclusion of the full spectrum of the vitamin E family, we changed the Macula Complete formulation to include 30 mg vitamin E tocotrienols, as well as 100 mg of trans resveratrol, 2,000 IU of vitamin D3, and 100 mg of green tea.
This column will focus on the reasons for the vitamin E changes.
Scientists have found that although both vitamin E tocotrienols and tocopherols are similar, they work differently in the body. In fact, the newest research indicates that even though both forms possess antioxidant activity, tocotrienols are superior to tocopherols in ways essential to good health. Furthermore, evidence indicates that tocotrienols are absorbed better than tocopherols and large amounts of alpha-tocopherol (the most common form of Vitamin E supplementation worldwide) can block absorption of tocotrienols, compromising tocotrienols’ ability to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and maintain the integrity of nerves.
Stay with us if possible as we discuss the differences between vitamin E tocopherols and tocotrienols; the science may be a bit difficult for some, but I promise it’s worth reading through a few time until you understand the importance of supplementing with the complete spectrum of Vitamin E.
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