Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
Vitamin E has recently become as popular as almost a panacea that can slow down aging, prevent cancer and in general in every way to improve health. Indeed, it is a powerful antioxidant, which not only fights toxic active forms oxygen, but also restores the antioxidant activity of another known vitamin – ascorbic acid. However, talk about its necessity seems somewhat premature to everyone. Moreover, some scientists believe that excess vitamin E may be dangerous and take it only after consultation with doctor in the presence of strict indications.
Fully supporting the view that any means to improve health should be appointed by a specialist, we have collected for our readers information on vitamin E and offer a ranking of the best, with our point of view, preparations containing it. But apart from this we We invite you to familiarize yourself with the arguments about the possible danger of excess tocopherol and, before making practical conclusions, get full-time doctor’s consultation.
- Vitamin E – Pros and Cons
- Rating of the best vitamin E preparations
- Best Natural Vitamin E Preparations
- Jarrow Formulas, Famil-E
- Dr. Mercola, Vitamin-E
- Solgar, Naturally Sourced Vitamin E
- The best monotherapy for vitamin E
- Vitamin E Zentiva
- Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate 0.1 No. 10
- Natural Vitamin E, Mirrol
- The best complex preparations of vitamin E
- Selzinc Plus
- Irwin Naturals, Immuno-Shield, All Season Wellness
- Doppelherz vip spermaktiv
Vitamin E – Pros and Cons
Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate – That’s Just The Official Medicine calls vitamin E – a remedy that is recommended for many various health problems:
- for the prevention of pathologies of embryonic development, congenital malformations of the fetus;
- with the threat of abortion;
- with violations of the menstrual cycle,
- Kraurose vulva
- menopausal disorders;
- perceptual hearing impairment;
- treatment of atrophic processes in the mucous membrane of the respiratory ways;
- therapy for degenerative and proliferative changes in the joints and fibrous tissue of the spine and large joints;
- to reduce muscle weakness due to discogenic blockade in intervertebral disc diseases
- with scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and other systemic collagenoses;
- muscle dystrophy and atrophy,
- secondary muscle weakness and myopathy in chronic arthritis;
- with neurasthenia with exhaustion,
- for the treatment of autonomic disorders;
- atrophic processes in the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract
- eye diseases;
- skin diseases: dermatitis, trophic ulcers, psoriasis, eczema
- with a violation of libido in men,
- spermatogenesis disorder,
- male infertility (in combination with vitamin A).
Of course, with all these conditions, vitamin E preparations not recommended as monotherapy, but in combination with others medications.
In addition, many people have heard of antioxidant properties of tocopherol, take it just like that, to improve health, aging retardation and as an oncoprotective agent. AND But in this case, everything is far from so unambiguous.
First of all, the required daily amount of vitamin E small: 22–33 IU. Given that it is contained in most vegetable oils, seeds and nuts, make up for the need for it easy: one tablespoon of ordinary sunflower oil able to almost completely close the daily need for tocopherol. Judge for yourself: in 100 g of oil, 67 mg of vitamin E. 1 mg = 1.49 IU, that is in 100 g – 99.83 IU (round up to 100 for ease of calculation). IN tablespoon – 17 g of sunflower oil, i.e. 17 IU of tocopherol. The missing 5 IU will be blocked, for example, by a plate of buckwheat porridge (5 IU in 50 g of dry cereal).
Therefore, healthy people take vitamin E supplements, as a rule, irrational: create its deficiency in the body with normal nutrition is quite problematic.
But for cancer prevention and aging retardation, it is often advised much higher doses of tocopherol: from 100 to 400 IU per day. Such it’s already difficult to obtain quantities with food, and drugs are being used vitamin E in appropriate dosages. And here arise Problems.
According to some studies, help reduce total mortality only small amounts of tocopherol: up to 150 IU per day. While high doses (150-400 or more) of vitamin E, taken with drugs and dietary supplements, on the contrary, contribute to an increase total mortality from any cause. And smokers this antioxidant, which, it would seem, should protect the body from the harmful effects of nicotine, increases the likelihood of a stroke. Need to note that not all scientists agree with the data obtained, and some say that the sample for research was drawn up incorrectly, but there is reason to think.
Just in case, we draw the attention of readers: data on the ambiguous effect of tocopherol obtained only for tocopherol in form of drugs and dietary supplements, but not about vitamins obtained with conventional food.
Another caveat: domestic doctors often recommend vitamin E preparations for pregnant women – returning to the list of the most typical indications for its use, pregnancy and its various pathology can be seen in the first places. However, WHO does not recommend do it. The experts of this organization believe that according to the results analysis of a large array of research data, vitamin E intake is not improves pregnancy outcome, but may increase risk premature rupture of the fetal bladder.
Of course, there are always exceptions to the rules, so we at Once again, we recall that the rating of the best vitamin E preparations, like the rest of the ratings from the heading “means and preparations” wears only fact-finding, but not advisory. Only a doctor with recommended drugs and even dietary supplements a complete picture of the patient’s health status.
We deliberately did not include oily solutions of vitamin E in the rating in bottles. In this form, the product is more actively oxidized, interacting with oxygen in the air. Therefore, from our point of view, capsule preparations are preferred.
The maximum allowable daily dose of vitamin E for adults – 1500 IU
Rating of the best vitamin E preparations
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best Natural Vitamin E Preparations||1||Jarrow Formulas, Famil-E||1 841 rub.|
|2||Dr. Mercola, Vitamin-E||1 969 rub.|
|3||Solgar, Naturally Sourced Vitamin E||434 rub|
|The best monotherapy for vitamin E||1||Vitamin E Zentiva||182 rub|
|2||Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate 0.1 No. 10||85 rub|
|3||Natural Vitamin E, Mirrol||35 rub|
|The best complex preparations of vitamin E||1||Selzinc Plus||349 rub|
|2||Irwin Naturals, Immuno-Shield, All Season Wellness||950 rub|
|3||Doppelherz vip spermaktiv||859 rub|
Best Natural Vitamin E Preparations
We are not supporters of the theory that they are assimilated and have any value is only vitamins of natural origin. By at least until the results of large-scale studies confirming it. But as for drugs tocopherol, the hypothesis of the greater value of funds derived from natural sources may make sense. Natural Vitamin E on in fact, a mixture of 8 substances similar in chemical composition – tocopherols and tocotrienols. Whereas synthetic contains exclusively alpha tocopherol. By the way, and recommended dosages used by official medicine also apply only to this component, while daily rates for the rest are not installed. Therefore, it is likely that obtained from natural sources of vitamin E, containing a mixture of all isomers, more effective and safer than synthetic.
Drugs from this section of the rating will suit supporters exclusively natural remedies. But they will have to be ordered in Internet and wait for delivery. In addition, the price of funds from this section of the rating is much higher.
Jarrow Formulas, Famil-E
An American drug that contains 60 IU of alpha tocopherol, as well as 250 mg of a mixture of tocopherols (beta, gamma– and delta–) and 38 mg tocotrienols (also alpha, beta, gamma and delta). Insofar as There are no recommended consumption rates for these components. their quantity from the position of filling the deficit of necessary substances impossible.
The manufacturer recommends taking 1 capsule of the drug per knocking, that is, 60 mg packaging is enough for 2 months.
- natural origin
- contains all 8 isomers of vitamin E.
- can only be purchased on the Internet;
- high price.
Dr. Mercola, Vitamin-E
Another American natural remedy. Vitamins in it obtained from rice bran and palm oil. Contains 134 mg or 200 IU of alpha-tocopherol, and a mixture of the remaining isomers. Recommended dosage – 1 capsule per day, per pack 30 capsules.
- does not contain soy;
- full range of isomers.
- available only through the Internet;
Solgar, Naturally Sourced Vitamin E
This drug cannot boast a full complement of isomers. vitamin E, as it contains only a mixture of 4 tocopherols obtained from safflower oil. Its main advantage is diversity dosages. Depending on the form of release, the capsule may contain 100, 200, 400 or 1000 IU of tocopherol. The number of capsules can also vary: 100 or 250 per pack. So the buyer can choose optimal dosage and amount of vitamin E.
- variety of dosages.
- not all isomers are represented,
- only over the internet
The best monotherapy for vitamin E
In this section of the rating, we have collected traditional funds, used for the prevention and treatment of hypovitaminosis E.
Vitamin E Zentiva
Produced by a Czech pharmaceutical company. Maybe, therefore, slightly more expensive than the rest of the drugs in this section rating, although several times cheaper than American means of natural origin. In a package of 30 capsules, 200 mg (300 IU) of tocopherol. Food coloring added by some authors reviews are considered as a drawback.
- European quality
- 1 pack per month.
- contains the dye E 124.
Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate 0.1 No. 10
Time-tested, extremely inexpensive preparation containing 100 mg or 150 IU of vitamin E dissolved in sunflower oil.
Natural Vitamin E, Mirrol
Theoretically, this drug should have been in the previous section of our rating. But since the manufacturer is in the instructions indicates only alpha tocopherol acetate, i.e. classic form of vitamin E, without mentioning the other isomers, talk about some fundamental difference between this tool and synthetic there are no drugs. In addition, the capsule contains only 10 mg or 15 IU of tocopherol. That amount, not completely satisfies the daily requirement for vitamin E for healthy person, and, of course, insufficient in situations of his heightened expense.
Available in packs of 10, 20 and 30 capsules.
- natural origin
- fit healthy for prevention, but not for treatment.
The best complex preparations of vitamin E
Vitamin E complex preparations are usually released as a means. to solve specific problems. For example, improve hair condition and skin, or male fertility, or help fight stress. The number of components in such complexes starts from 2 and limited only to the ideas of developers about the optimal composition. In order not to confuse and bore the reader with long lists ingredients, we chose three drugs for this section of the rating Vitamin E with the most minimal composition.
Dietary supplement made in the Czech Republic. From the name you can understand that the tool contains compounds of selenium and zinc – known antioxidants. But, besides them, the product has vitamins C, E (50 IU) and beta-carotene. The result is a powerful antioxidant complex. Describing the indications for use, instructions limited to laconic “with a deficiency of antioxidants.” therefore here are the most popular reasons for using this complex:
- chronic stress
- to improve the condition of the skin, hair and nails;
- to maintain male sexual function and fertility;
- to maintain immunity.
In a package of 30 tablets, this is enough for a monthly course.
We draw the attention of readers that this tool is a dietary supplement, that is not intended for active treatment, but for maintaining health.
- antioxidant complex
- European production.
- wide range of application possibilities.
- uninformative instruction.
Irwin Naturals, Immuno-Shield, All Season Wellness
This complex is interesting in that in addition to the popular antioxidants: vitamin E, ascorbic acid, bioflavonoids, zinc and selenium in added extracts of herbs that stimulate the immune system: echinacea, astragalus, oregano and olives. In the package are 100 soft capsules, which easy to swallow.
As the name implies, the drug is designed to maintain the functioning of the immune system. In the first week, it is recommended to take 6 capsules per day to saturate the body as quickly as possible necessary substances. Further, it is recommended to take 1 capsule per day. Thus, one package is enough for about 2.5 months of use – as a rule, this period is enough to “cover” the body in the cold season.
- contains a complex of natural plant extracts.
- uncomfortable use in the first week of admission;
- available only on the internet.
Doppelherz vip spermaktiv
Vitamin-mineral complex with extremely minimalistic Composition: 5 mg (7.45 IU) of Vitamin E, Zinc and Selenium. Created for maintaining male sexual function and abilities fertilization. But based on the composition of the drug, it can be use and to maintain the body during chronic stress and during respiratory infections so that means Suitable for women. In a package of 30 capsules, which is enough for a month continuous use. While one pack costs a minimum twice as expensive as the packaging of the leading drug in this section of the rating, talk about the cost of funds is not necessary.
- a small number of components reduces the likelihood allergic reactions;
- high price.
Another vitamin E drug from the category of “Soviet classics” – a simple and time-tested combination of vitamins A and E, containing 100 IU of tocopherol acetate. Assigned for wide spectrum of pathologies:
- Violation of the absorption of vitamins: a condition after a resection of the stomach, diarrhea, violation of exocrine pancreatic function with steatorrhea, celiac disease and other malabsorption.
- Infectious diseases causing an increased need for vitamins A and E: any viral infections, including acute respiratory viral infections, tropical sprue.
- Eye diseases: keratomalacia, hemeralopia, xerophthalmia.
- Diseases of the skin, accompanied by a violation of trophic tissue: eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis, seborrheic dermatitis.
- Dependencies causing increased consumption of vitamins: smoking, alcoholic, narcotic.
- Other conditions that increase the need for vitamins: fast weight loss, unbalanced diets, taking antibiotics, mineral oils, iron preparations. Peripheral neuropathies, myopathy, abetalipoproteinemia.
In the instructions for use, the manufacturer does not indicate how much capsules per day should be taken, limiting streamlined “based on health conditions and individual needs “But considering that 1 capsule contains 100,000 IU of retinol acetate, which is 20 times exceeds daily requirement even at relatively high rates optimal consumption, relatively healthy people are not worth it take more than 1 capsule per day. Unlike water soluble vitamins, excess of which is quickly excreted in the urine, fat-soluble retinol can accumulate in the body, leading to severe poisoning.
Another important detail – high doses of vitamin A may contribute to impaired fetal development, therefore Aevit strongly contraindicated during pregnancy.
We draw the attention of readers that besides the traditional “Aevita” with high in vitamins and registered as medicine, numerous dietary supplements are now available under the same name but containing a much smaller amount active substance. Perhaps for healthy people, just wishing to improve the condition of hair, nails and skin, such dietary supplements better because of the reduced content of retinol. But if it’s it’s not about prevention, but about the treatment of diseases, it’s better use the original formula.
- time-tested means.
- very high dose of retinol,
- contraindicated in pregnant women.
Attention! This rating is subjective, not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.