Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin and soybean oil.
ALLERGEN WARNING: This product contains soy (soybean oil).
CAUTION: Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement.
Ray and Terry's Vitamin E contains 400 IU, which includes a blend of alpha-, beta-, delta- and gamma-tocopherol.
Dosage: 1 softgel per day
Ray & Terry's Vitamin E blended tocopherols contains 100 softgels per bottle.
Ray & Terry's Vitamin E is equally effective when taken with or without food. However, if your digestive system is sensitive, you may want to take your supplements with meals.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, the FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.4
A recent study showed that people who took a specific subtype of vitamin E all by itself (alpha-tocopherol) may have a slightly increased (five percent) risk of death.5 This study was widely publicized and erroneously interpreted to mean that all vitamin E supplementation is unsafe. But, it is important to understand that alpha-tocopherol is not the same thing as vitamin E, as Vitamin E is really composed of multiple subfractions, including beta-, delta- and gamma- tocopherols as well. Gamma-tocopherol is the most common dietary form of vitamin E and is a critically important form of vitamin E in terms of antioxidant benefit. Yet taking alpha-tocopherol by itself decreases gamma-tocopherol levels. Therefore, when taking a vitamin E supplement, it is important to include all the subtypes (alpha-, beta-, delta- and gamma-tocopherol).
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- Miller et al. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2005;142:37-46.