A new review looking at the basis of the basic biochemical and regulatory processes of the body has found minimal potential for harm from high supplemental doses of vitamin E.
Author Maret Traber, Professor in the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences, examined numerous research on vitamin E and found that its potential for harm is limited, due to attenuation of excesses by upregulation of excretory and detoxification processes. Excess amounts of vitamin E are excreted by two major systems in the liver, unlike other fat-soluble vitamins that are stored.
Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant in the lipid phase of cell membranes, protecting polyunsaturated fatty acids from oxidation, and is found mainly in fats and oils. It exists in eight different forms, with each form having its own biological activity.
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