Vitamin E is renowned as one of the best antioxidants by both scientists and healthcare providers. A major function of vitamin E is to help create the body's most important antioxidant, glutathione, and these two nutrients have closely related actions in the body to reduce oxidative damage.
A large body of research and clinical experience has shown the importance of vitamin E in diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and brain function.
Research also suggests that those with hemochromatosis may be naturally low in vitamin E and could therefore benefit from vitamin E supplementation!
Since vitamin E is known to be a powerful antioxidant, researchers in the 1990's started to ask the question: "What is the connection between levels of vitamin E and iron overload in people with hemochromatosis?"
Multiple studies examined the connection between vitamin E levels and iron overload and the same pattern showed up over and over.
People with hemochromatosis and iron overload also had lower levels of vitamin E.
Their vitamin E levels in both their blood and in their liver were lower than that of people with normal levels of iron.
Research shows that when a person with hemochromatosis goes through the process of depleting their iron (using medication, diet, and/or phlebotomy), the body's natural levels of vitamin E actually improve. Just removing iron causes levels of vitamin E to rise!
Vitamin E supplements restore vitamin E levels and reduce signs of oxidation in hemochromatosis patients with high iron and low vitamin E resulting in improved health.
What all this seems to suggest is that those with hemochromatosis may be naturally low in vitamin E and could potentially benefit from vitamin E supplementation!
Not all vitamin E supplements are created equally, so the specific kind of vitamin E that you supplement with is actually quite important to understand.
In the real world, vitamin E doesn't exist as an isolated d-alpha molecule, but rather in this mixed grouping. Mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols most closely match what is used by our bodies and give the best results.
Hemochromatosis Help's Vitamin E Complete is a truly unique formula that provides powerful nutritional support when facing iron overload. You will receive comprehensive vitamin E nutrition thanks to a full-spectrum formula including the alpha, beta, gamma, and delta tocopherol and tocotrienol forms that are missing in other vitamin E supplements!
To receive the most complete antioxidant benefit from vitamin E, you need both tocopherols and tocotrienols!
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