Vitamin E refers to a group of compounds that include both tocopherols and tocotrienols. Vitamin E is used to promote health and treat heart disease. It is used in food products, dietary supplements, and capsules. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Vitamin E?
Dry Vitamin E is a spray dried, starch-based derivative of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, protects cells and tissues, inhibits damaging blood clotting, and regulates blood flow.Dry Vitamin E is recommended for tablets, effervescent tablets and hard-shell capsules. It is suitable for the fortification of foods and beverages.
Possible Side Effects of Vitamin E
Although Vitamin E generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may:
With doses greater than 400 Units a day and long-term use
- Blurred vision
- nausea or stomach cramps
- unusual tiredness or weakness
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Vitamin E is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Vitamin E populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Vitamin E.
1. How safe is vitamin E supplementation? [Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2008 Sep] Author: Bell SJ, Grochoski GT.
2. I’ve read articles that both praised antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin E, and also suggested that they may be extremely harmful. Can you shed some light on this controversy and suggest safe ways to improve antioxidant levels in our bodies? [Heart Advis. 2008 May] Author: [No authors listed]
3. Is vitamin E a safe prophylaxis for preeclampsia? [Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 May] Author: Banerjee S, Chambers AE, Campbell S.
4. I’ve been taking vitamin E for several years. It was supposed to help prevent heart disease and cancer. Now I’ve heard it’s not safe. What’s going on? [Mayo Clin Health Lett. 2005 Mar;] Author: [No authors listed]