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Re: Additional information about vitamin E

worked well.However,with this new information about vitamin E it might prove more beneficial to use mixed d-alpha tocopherols.

The Lure of Synthetic Vitamins
JoAnn Guest
Jan 13, 2005 19:51 PST

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 7:39 pm
Post subject: The Lure of Synthetic Vitamins

There is a vast difference between natural and synthetic vitamins
and minerals.

In natural food, there are many factors present.
When you eat natural foods or take supplements derived from them,
you are getting all the "factors", known and unknown. Such natural
products yield far better results than synthetics.

The Lure of Synthetic Vitamins

Most chemists maintain, molecule by molecule, synthetic vitamins are
identical to natural vitamins. The isolated factor of each may be
identical, although newer information challenges this belief.

Man-made synthetic supplements are a combination of some of the
separate factors, never the whole complex of synergistic factors
found in nature.

The whole family of B, C or E vitamins is known as a "complex".

Synthetic vitamins may cause improvement of certain conditions for a
short time but the "whole complex" goes even further.

It is now believed that the "unknown" co-factors found in natural

Nature knew that we needed the egg and not the eggshell.

Vitamin E is similar: It also has an anti-oxidant protector called

There are alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherols.

They protect the center of the vitamin, which is the mineral
which carries out metabolic functions.

In addition to selenium, they also protect some "essential fatty
factors, which are needed to 'transport' calcium.

Many people who get muscle cramps rush out to get calcium when the
problem is simply that they are taking high doses of this
teased-out(synthetic) portion of vitamin E called dl-tocopherol.

Also, involved in vitamin E are other E fractions that are important
heart health that synthetic E will have no effect on.

Ingredients of so-called Natural Vitamin E purchased at Wild Oats:

Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 400 IU
Selenium (as Selenium Yeast) 100 mcg
Other ingredients: Soybean Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin, Carob Extract,
Dioxide (natural mineral whitener)

Looking over the ingredients, there is an easy answer as to why
natural vitamins cost more.

Whenever the word "acetate" occurs on the label of fat soluble
(A, D, E), it means 'synthetic'.

The FDA now allows labeling to say "natural" when

*5 %* of the ingredients are natural.

Synthetic vitamins are 1/5 as potent in the human body as truly
vitamin E.

So you need to take 5 times as much and then your liver must deal
the side effects of the "synthetic" properties.

Check your vitamin bottle. Natural vitamin E is d-tocopherol, while
synthetic vitamin E is dl-tocopherol or d-alpha tocopheral acetate.

Make sure your vitamin E has d-alpha and other mixed natural
tocopherols without the acetate FOR THE VITAMIN E ENEMA.

Synthetic vitamins will never have the effects of natural vitamins
simply because they are missing many parts of the whole "complex".


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