high dose of vitamin e may increase risk of dying?
April 20, 2009 9:08pm CST
vitamin e is one of thirteen vitamins essential to body metabolism,cell growth and function.it is also known as tocopherol and is antioxidant important in the formation of red blood cells and the use of vitamin-k-mediated clottin factors.we also know that vitamin e is good for our skin thats why i always take vitamin e everyday to maintain my good skin.but last week i found out that high dose of vitamin e supplements may increase risk of dying.they said that the use of high dose f vitamin e in excess of four hundred iu(international units)is associated with a higher overall risk of dying.when i found out of this information,i felt confuse and especially im taking vitamin e everyday and i dont take the four hundred iu but one thousand iu.i dont know if its true but maybe i have to make some research if high dose of vitamin e really may increase the risk of dying.
22 Apr 09
the first i opened your discussion i thought it was about vitamin C, lol. then when i clikc the link to transfer e to mylot there is saw it was all about vitamin E. i drink myra E tablets but i dont drink it daily. for i know it will have bad effects on my skin and in my body as well. it is okay for me to eat food that are high in vitamin E. pasta is a good example of food that is rich in vitamin e and me and my hcildren love pasta. asparagus too. so i like to eat foods that are enriched with that than to drink tablets.
22 Apr 09
i also used myra four hundred iu before but last month i shift to other brand of vitamin e and im taking vitamin e one thousand iu.i thought that its good for me to take one thousand iu because i know that vitamin e is good for the skin and since that i want my skin to look good,i take vitamin e one thousand iu.and then i was shocked when i heard that high dose of vitamin e may increase risk of dying.well its good that you like to eat foods rich in vitamin e instead of taking vitamin e tablets.i also love pasta so musch and asparagus soup but i didnt know that it is rich in vitamin e so thanks for that info sis.
21 Apr 09
Well, as they say... everything taken in excess is not good for the body... i also take vitamin e everyday... but realized that it was causing my oily skin... so i decided to jut take it every other day to balance its effect on my body... Even Vitamin A... when taken in excess during pregnancy can cause harm to the unborn child... so we just need to take the right amount for our body...
21 Apr 09
oh really even vitamin a can cause harm to unborn child.yes its true that everything taken in excess is not good but i didnt expect that vitamin e may increase the risk of dying but atleast i got this information so i will lowe the iu of my vitamin e that im taking.thanks aseretdd for the reponse and for droppin by.
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30 May 09
The confusion comes from the difference between natural and synthetic vitamin e. That is why we hear conflicting studies. Some studies study the natural and others the synthetic. The ones that are studying the synthetic form are coming up with negative results. The ones studying the natural form are coming up with positive results. If taking vitamin E make sure it is with mixed tocopherols. You can learn more at Dukeandthedoctor.com. They have radio show and a huge database on vitamins and health that is searchable. I think you can even listen to the show on-line. Hope this helps.