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I've read that the best form of vitamin E is d-alpha tocopheryl succinate (it's recommended in the paleo diet, for example), but I don't see that listed on product labels. How can I find it?

Answer:
D-alpha tocopheryl succinate is just another name for natural vitamin E. It is also called d-alpha tocopherol, which may be followed by the words "acetate," "succinate," or "acid succinate." This is explained in our Vitamin E Supplements Review -- which also explains that if you are looking for natural vitamin E, you'll want to look for more than just the word "natural" on the label (not all products provide the tocopherols you may be expecting!). 

The Review also explains differences between natural and synthetic forms of vitamin E, and provides our tests of many products claiming to contain the natural form, as well as the synthetic ("dl") form of vitamin E. 

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JOANNA 9718   May 18, 2016
Not sure about it being a fact but I read online somewhere that one Brazil nut provides the daily need of Vitamin E.

Dorothy9714   May 18, 2016
Please tell us what minerals (magnesium)i.e. should not be taken with other minerals or vitamen supplements or certain foods.

ConsumerLab.com   May 22, 2016
Hi Dorothy - You can find more information about taking vitamins and minerals (including magnesium) together or separately, here: https://www.consumerlab.com/answers/_/how-to-take-vitamins/

This CL Answer initially posted on 5/17/2016. Last updated 8/2/2017.

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