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Trying to find the best vitamin E supplement? Review our tests of popular brands, and quality and cost comparisons, including pills, creams and oil products. Learn what vitamin E can do for your health. Read more information on natural and synthetic vitamin E, and tocopherol supplements.

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Encyclopedia Articles Found: (Articles do not mention brands)
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1.Vitamin E
2.Sunburn
3.Vitamin C
4.Macular Degeneration
5.Cancer Prevention (Reducing the Risk)
6.Isotretinoin
7.Cataracts
8.Antioxidant
9.Tardive Dyskinesia
10.Uveitis
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ConsumerLab.com Answers to Questions Found:
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1.Someone told me that one Brazil nut can provide your entire recommended daily intake for vitamin E. Is that true?
2.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?
3.Do any supplements help prevent sunburn or skin damage from sun exposure?
4.Is it better to get vitamins from foods or supplements, and are natural vitamins better than synthetic vitamins?
5.Do any supplements help for tinnitus? Is it true that some supplements can cause tinnitus?  (in Comments)
6.Lovaza, a prescription omega-3 fish oil, is very expensive. Can I get the same omega-3 oils from a supplement that costs less?  (in Comments)
7.Can heat and humidity destroy whey protein and other sports nutrition supplements (e.g., creatine, BCAAs, digestive enzymes) during shipping or while storing at home?  (in Comments)
8.Is it true that some vitamins or supplements can cause cancer?
9.Can eating almonds reduce wrinkles?
10.Can supplements with antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamins A and E cause you to die sooner?
11.Does cooking or frying with olive oil make it less healthy?
12.I am having trouble sleeping. I regularly take a multivitamin, fish oil, magnesium, calcium, vitamins D and K, and a protein supplement. I also take a low-dose blood pressure medication. Could any of these supplements be causing my insomnia?  (in Comments)
13.Do vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements lose effectiveness with exposure to high temperatures and is it safe to order supplements by mail in the summer?
14.What are the health benefits of avocado oil? Is it healthier than olive oil? Which avocado oils are best?
15.Can CoQ10 or ubiquinol be ruined by heat? I recently purchased several bottles of Qunol Plus from Costco.com and they arrived hot. The soft gels are not melted, but I am concerned.  (in Comments)
16.Do vitamin C supplements help prevent cataracts?
17.I was surprised when my doctor told me to stop taking supplements because my kidney function was low. But after stopping the supplements, my kidney function returned to normal. Can taking a lot of supplements really damage the kidneys?  (in Comments)
18.Is it true that fish oil supplements may contain soy? I'm allergic!
19.Is it true that there is no point in taking fish oil supplements for heart health?  (in Comments)
20.Do any supplements help with nerve pain, like sciatica or diabetic neuropathy?
21.Do any supplements really help with brain function, like memory and cognition?
22.How do the Beyond Burger, the Impossible Burger, and a beef burger compare in terms of vitamins and minerals, and which is best?  (in Comments)
23.Which "whole food" multivitamins are only from foods and don't include synthetic vitamins? What can you tell from the labels of these products: Complete Foods Nutrition-OctoMega MultiVitamin; Sunwarrior Raw Vitamins; Garden of LIfe-MyKind Organics; Nature's Brands-PhytoVitamins; Doctors' Research MultiVitamin?
24.I take ubiquinol to replenish CoQ10 depleted by my statin. I also take curcumin (from turmeric). Since they both manage free radicals, do I need to take the curcumin?
25.I've heard it's best to take fat-soluble supplements, like CoQ10, curcumin, and vitamin D, with fats or oils to increase absorption. Would taking them with a fish oil capsule be enough?
26.I read that sterol supplements to lower cholesterol like CholestOff can block the absorption of vitamins. Is that true?
27.Is it possible to take too much vitamin C?
28.Do any supplements help for restless legs syndrome?
29.Do any supplements help reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
30.How likely are Americans to be deficient in vitamins or minerals?
31.Do any supplements help prevent or improve cataracts?
32.What is Protandim and does it really work?
33.What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?
34.Which supplements help for osteoarthritis of the hip?
35.Which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately?
36.Do vitamin patches, such as for B12 or multivitamins, really work? How about those from PatchMD?
37.Does Procera AVH really improve memory and mood?
38.What are the health benefits of tart cherry juice?
39.Does Alpha Brain really improve memory, focus and cognition?
40.Which supplements can help with arthritis?


Clinical Updates Found:
2017 Vitamin E/Selenium & Alzheimer's (03/29/2017)
Vitamin E/Selenium & Alzheimer's
A long-term study among men in the U.S. found that giving high doses of vitamin E and/or selenium did not significantly affect their risk of developing dementia. The study was part of a larger study which found that these supplements increased the risk of prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes, hair loss, and dermatitis. For details, see the "Alzheimer's disease/dementia" section of the Selenium Supplements Review >>
2015 Do We Need More Vitamin E? (08/26/2015)
Do We Need More Vitamin E?
A study recently suggested that many Americans don’t get optimal intake of vitamin E from their diets. A closer look at this study, however, indicates that most people in the U.S. shouldn't worry. For details see the ConsumerTips section of the Vitamin E Supplements Review >>
2014 Can Vitamin E and/or Selenium Help Prevent Cataracts? (09/19/2014)
Can Vitamin E and/or Selenium Help Prevent Cataracts?
A study in older men in the U.S. found that taking large daily doses of vitamin E and/or selenium did not significantly reduce the risk of developing cataracts. But could the dose have been too high to be helpful? Other research has shown that "less is more" when it comes to antioxidant supplementation for cataracts. For more information, see the updates to the Vitamin E Supplements Review and the Selenium Supplements Review >> 
 Vitamin E, Selenium Can Increase Cancer Risk (02/27/2014)
Vitamin E, Selenium Can Increase Cancer Risk
In some men, taking high doses of vitamin E or selenium may double the risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer, according to a recent analysis. For details, including the dose, see the updates to the Vitamin E Supplements Review >> and the Selenium Supplements Review >>   
 Vitamins C & E Blunt Exercise Effect (02/07/2014)
Vitamins C & E Blunt Exercise Effect
A recent study found that giving high-dose vitamin C or vitamin E to people involved in intensive exercise training blunted cellular changes thought to be important for improving muscular endurance. These and similar results recently reported with resveratrol raise concerns about high-dose antioxidant supplementation during exercise training. For details, see the updates to the "Concerns and Cautions" sections of the Vitamin C Supplements Review >>  and the Vitamin E Supplements Review >> 
 Vitamin E Helps Alzheimer's Patients (01/04/2014)
Vitamin E Helps Alzheimer's Patients
A new study suggests that high-dose vitamin E can help people with Alzheimer's disease retain their ability to perform activities of daily living (such as dressing) for several months longer than those given placebo, reducing caregiver time. A similar dose of vitamin E has been shown in other studies to slow the progression of the disease in some people and to reduce the rate of conversion to Alzheimer's among people with mild cognitive impairment. For details -- including the dose and form of vitamin E used and our tests of supplements on the market which can provide this dose -- see the update to the Vitamin E Supplements Review >>
2013 Latest Supplement Recommendations (11/17/2013)
Latest Supplement Recommendations
New draft recommendations on vitamin and mineral supplement use were published this week by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The recommendations apply only to healthy adults without nutritional deficiencies. They focus only on the use of supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer at doses not exceeding tolerable upper intake levels. The recommendations are based on existing science and are generally consistent with information already presented in ConsumerLab.com’s Product Reviews.  We have summarized the recommendations below, with links to more information in ConsumerLab.com’s reports:

- Beta-Carotene and Vitamin E:  Supplementation with either does not provide a benefit. Vitamin E does not pose a risk of harm, but beta-carotene increases the risk of lung cancer in people at risk for lung cancer.

- Other Single Vitamins, Minerals, Pairs, and Multivitamins: There is inadequate evidence regarding a benefit or a risk of harm.

The task force stressed that at excessive doses (above tolerable upper intake levels) there is evidence of harm with supplementation, such as with vitamin A and vitamin D
 Antioxidants: Too Much of a Good Thing? (08/25/2013)
Antioxidants: Too Much of a Good Thing?
A new, long-term study of Americans found the risk of dying over the course of the study (about 14 years) was lowest when antioxidant levels in the blood were above the lowest levels (the bottom 20% of the population). However, for people in the top 20% of blood levels for vitamins A and E, the risk of death increased compared to people with moderate levels. For selenium and beta-carotene, there was no significant difference in the death rate between moderate and high levels, although for vitamin C some additional benefit was seen at high, but not the highest, levels.
 
The results suggest that antioxidant supplements may be useful for those who are nutritionally deficient, but, as noted by the researchers, "beyond a certain threshold, higher levels do not lead to additional benefit, and may potentially be toxic." More details (including specific serum levels) are found in the linked updates to the following reviews, which include our test results and quality ratings of products:
 
 
  
  
2012 Vitamin E and Liver Cancer (08/02/2012)
Vitamin E and Liver Cancer
A study has shown a dramatic decrease in the risk of liver cancer among people taking vitamin E supplements or getting higher amounts of vitamin E from their diets. But don't necessarily rush out to get vitamin E. Read the details in the update to the Vitamin E Supplements ReviewMore >>
 Cancer Findings with Natural Vitamin E (04/30/2012)
Cancer Findings with Natural Vitamin E
Clinical studies have raised doubts, and even concerns, about the relationship between vitamin E supplements and cancer. However, recent studies in animals suggest the tocopherols found in natural forms of vitamin E may help prevent cancer -- although the results are preliminary. For more about this, and our tests of vitamin E supplements, see the updated Vitamin E Supplements ReviewMore >>
2011 Vitamin E Risk (10/23/2011)
Vitamin E Risk
A study of healthy men who had taken a high-dose vitamin E supplement for several years showed a 17% increase in the risk of prostate cancer compared to men who took a placebo. See the Vitamin E Supplements Review for details, extensive information about vitamin E, and our quality ratings of vitamin E supplements.  More >>


Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.Two More Companies Recall Potentially Toxic Hand Sanitizers (08/04/2020)
2.Forty-Six More Hand Sanitizers May Contain Toxic Ingredient, Ten More Recalled (07/14/2020)
3.Warning to D-Limonene, Vitamin C Seller (02/10/2018)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Some Supplements May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure (Includes vitamin E and many herbs) (08/06/2016)
2.FDA Finds Problems at 58% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and Abroad (03/12/2016)
3.CVS Sued for Eye Health Supplement Claims (01/16/2015)
4.Seller of Speech Disorder Supplement Agrees to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (01/13/2015)
5.Seller of Diabetes, Prostate Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (11/21/2014)
6.Maker of Children's Vitamins, Weight Loss Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (11/11/2014)
7.Seller of Prostate, Heart Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
8.Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
9.Seller of Multivitamin Warned for Drug Claims (10/10/2014)
10.Maker of Mood, Smoking Cessation Supplements and More Warned for Violations, Drug Claims (05/14/2014)
11.Maker of Cholesterol and Workout Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims and Unapproved Ingredient (02/13/2014)
12.Fat Loss and Muscle Enhancement Supplements Found To Contain DMAA (08/01/2013)
13.Beware of Dietary Supplements With Claims To Treat Diabetes, FDA Warns (07/25/2013)
14.Seller of Vision Supplement Warned For Drug Claims (07/05/2013)
15.Seller of Red Rice Yeast With CoQ10, Respiratory Supplement And More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (06/07/2013)
16.Seller of Immune, Cholesterol, Liver and Blood Sugar Products Warned For Drug Claims (04/26/2013)
17.Vision Supplement Company Warned For Drug Claims (04/25/2013)
18.Maker of Liquid Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (03/15/2013)
19.Manufacturer of Heart, Multivitamin, Cranberry, and Longevity Supplements Warned For Adulteration and Drug Claims (02/13/2013)
20.Vitamin and Supplement Maker Warned For Labeling Errors, Manufacturing Violations (02/06/2013)
21.Food for Health Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims on Supplements (01/24/2013)
22.Consumers May Be Eligible For Cold, Allergy and Weight Loss Supplement Refunds (01/11/2013)
23.Manufacturer of Green Tea, Vitamin E, Omega-3 and Cranberry Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Misbranding and Drug Claims (10/24/2012)
24.Maker of Eye Health Supplements Warned for Drug Claims (09/26/2012)
25.Maker of Omega-3, Bone and Brain and Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (09/10/2012)
26.Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More (08/30/2012)
27.Possible Risk Rather than Benefit Found in Trial of Vitamin E and Selenium for Prostate Cancer (10/30/2008)


News Releases Found:
2017 Vitamin D Supplements Maintain Top Spot in Popularity, as Probiotics Surpass Multivitamins to #4 Behind Fish Oil and CoQ10 in Latest ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/24/2017)
2016 ConsumerLab.com Helps Consumers Make Sense of the FDA's Updated Daily Values (DV) for Vitamins and Minerals (07/27/2016)
2015 Not All Vitamin E Supplements Are Alike, Especially "Natural" Ones, ConsumerLab.com Tests Reveal (08/28/2015)
2013 Use of CoQ10, Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics and B Vitamins on the Rise According to ConsumerLab.com Survey (01/31/2013)
2012 What is "Natural" Vitamin E? It Depends On the Brand Selling It, Finds ConsumerLab.com -- New Review of Vitamin E Supplements, Oil and Cream, Including Tocopherols and Tocotrienols (06/18/2012)
 Fish oil and multivitamins most popular supplements in ConsumerLab.com survey -- Internet most popular place to shop (02/05/2012)
2011 Vitamin D use increased 52% in past two years according to ConsumerLab.com survey of supplement users -- Fish oil continued to surpass multivitamins as most popular supplement and Internet was most common place to buy supplements (01/31/2011)
2009 40% of Green Tea and Selenium Products Fail ConsumerLab.com Review of Cancer-Prevention Supplements; Lycopene Supplements Pass (04/28/2009)
 ConsumerLab.com Warns of Problems with Multivitamins and Vitamin Water -- Defects Found in Over 30% of Supplements Selected for Testing; Several Popular Children's Multis Exceed Tolerable Limits (03/31/2009)
2006 ConsumerLab.com tests cancer-prevention supplements; several contaminated with lead or low in ingredient
— Report available for green tea, selenium, and lycopene supplements
(04/26/2006)
2004 ConsumerLab.com finds not all vitamin E products meet claims — Results for 33 vitamin E supplements and skin products released today (08/25/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com reports on iron supplements — Wide variety of products pass testing; Consumers advised on proper dose, type of iron to avoid problems (07/26/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com finds several herbal sleep supplements fail tests for quality — Results for 13 valerian products released today (07/07/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com warns of deceptive campaign by manufacturer of children's vitamin (05/28/2004)
 Consumers warned of pitfalls with some multivitamins and vitamin waters — Testing by ConsumerLab.com uncovers problems with many brands (05/21/2004)
 New ConsumerLab.com report on St. John's wort highlights benefits and risks of herbal product for depression (04/27/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com shares insights from 2 years of testing supplements for athletic banned substances — Athletes and manufacturers urged to learn how to avoid problems (04/22/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com finds some zinc supplements low in ingredient and many don't instruct on proper use — Consumers urged to learn more about zinc when using supplements (04/07/2004)
 Many echinacea supplements don't meet quality standards according to ConsumerLab.com — Test results of cold-reducing herbal supplements released (03/18/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com finds lutein supplements vary widely in strength but most meet ingredient claims — Right amount of antioxidant compound may reduce risk of blindness (01/29/2004)
2002 ConsumerLab.com finds some spoilage and inaccuracy among omega-3 and 6 supplements — List released of evening primrose, flaxseed and other GLA/ALA products that passed testing  (08/07/2002)
 Pharmavite dietary supplements receive ConsumerLab.com approval — Vitamin E, SAM-e, St. John's Wort, Ginkgo and others merit approved quality products ranking (07/10/2002)
2001 ConsumerLab.com review of vitamin E supplements finds some insufficiencies and need for clearer labeling; test results released online today (03/13/2001)
 Problems found with multivitamins and multiminerals by ConsumerLab.com (02/14/2001)
2000 ConsumerLab.com tests popular supplement for heart failure; CoQ10 test results released online today (11/21/2000)
 ConsumerLab.com finds new calcium products of higher quality than many traditional supplements; Test results released online today (09/06/2000)
 ConsumerLab.com finds that not all creatine supplements meet label claims; Popular sports supplement test results released online (08/07/2000)
 Pesticide contamination found in many Ginseng supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com (07/11/2000)


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