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Vitamin E

Vitamin E, also known as alpha-tocopherol, is actually a member of a group of eight fat-soluble compounds – four tocotrienols and four tocopherols, each identified with the prefixes alpha, beta, delta and gammaAlpha-tocopherol is a well-known antioxidant that inhibits the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), harmful molecules that are generated when fat is oxidized.

In addition to its antioxidant properties, natural vitamin E is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes such as cell signaling and gene expression. It also plays a role in normal blood clotting, immune system function, and neurological function.

Natural vitamin E

NOW has offered quality vitamin E supplements for decades and our founder, Elwood Richard, has always insisted on using only natural, d-form vitamin E in our products, even when synthetic vitamin E (the dl-form) has been substantially cheaper. We believe natural is better when it comes to nutrition, which is why you’ll only find the natural vitamin E in our products.

NOW offers a great variety of vitamin E supplements, including a few unique formulations.

  • Advanced Gamma E Complex – Emerging research demonstrates that gamma-tocopherol, the most abundant tocopherol in the diet, has very important and unique functions. Central to these functions is its capacity to detoxify reactive nitrogen species (RNS), an especially destructive form of free radical. In addition, gamma-tocopherol acts to trap and remove free radicals from the body in a way that alpha-Tocopherol cannot. Advanced Gamma E Complex provides the full range of vitamin E protection because it has a more natural balance of tocopherols plus a full complement of tocotrienols, and can help support cardiovascular, prostate and colon health.
  • Red Palm Tocotrienols – As mentioned above, tocotrienols are powerful free radical scavengers that may help to promote normal arterial function, healthy cholesterol metabolism, and brain and liver health, but they’re typically not well absorbed. Our Red Palm Tocotrienols has a patented form of red palm oil, a natural source of vitamin E. The patented self-emulsifying oral delivery system utilized in this product was developed to overcome the typically poor absorption of tocotrienols, enhancing bioavailability up to 300%.
  • Sun-E™ – The majority of today’s natural vitamin comes from soy, which has left individuals sensitive to soy without a viable supplemental option. Our Sun-E™ 400 changes this with a soy-free, natural vitamin E (as natural d-alpha-tocopherol) derived from identity preserved (IP), non-GMO Sunflower Seed Oil.

The NOW® Difference

Since 1968 NOW has been empowering people to lead healthier lives with our award-winning dietary supplements and natural products. We know you have a lot of brands to choose from when it comes to dietary supplements. When you choose NOW you’re choosing one of the industry’s oldest and most established manufacturers. We’ve fostered long-standing relationships with the world’s top ingredient suppliers, and we source only premium quality ingredients for all NOW products, including our vitamin E supplements.

With our state-of-the-art, in-house laboratory facilities and more than 100 experts focused on ensuring our products meet our industry-leading commitment to quality, you can trust NOW for all your vitamin E supplement needs.

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