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Different forms of Vitamin E have varied health effects
on the human body

Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that only one form of Vitamin E -- alpha-tocopherol -- appears to be beneficial in protecting against bladder cancer. Other forms of the popular vitamin, such as gamma-tocopherol (which is consumed in much higher quantities in the United States) offers no such protection.

The research helps explain why some studies seem to show Vitamin E to be effective while other studies show just the opposite: the vast majority of studies make no differentiation between the forms of the vitamin and just lump all Vitamin E together.

Now here's the interesting part to all this: most Americans are consuming vast quantities of the "ineffective" Vitamin E (the gamma form) but very little of the "good" Vitamin E (the alpha form). That's because the ineffective form is high in soybean oil, and soybean oil is one of the most frequently-consumed oils in the western diet because it's cheap to produce and is the primary oil used for the ingredient known as hydrogenated oil or partially hydrogenated oil. Most margarine and shortening, for example, is made with soybean oil.

The alpha form of Vitamin E, on the other hand, is found in higher quantities in green vegetables, almonds, sunflower seeds and safflower oils -- foods that most Americans eat in much smaller quantities. As a result, most people exhibit nutritional deficiencies in Vitamin E, say the researchers: the minimum daily requirement is 15mg, but the average American eats just 8mg. This is partly because we eat so many milled grains that have been stripped of their natural Vitamin E content. The whole grain of wheat, for example, contains Vitamin E, but refined white flour has virtually none because the germ of the grain is removed during the milling process.

Clearly, Vitamin E is an important nutrient for good health, and it is well known to be useful for far more than just bladder cancer. Americans need to get more Vitamin E into their diets, and that means eating more healthy oils, nuts, seeds and whole grains. The best sources? Wheat germ, almonds and safflower oil. It is difficult to get enough Vitamin E through foods alone, however, so consider adding a nutritional supplement containing "natural" Vitamin E to your daily diet.


ORLANDO -- One form of vitamin E appears to offer protection against development of bladder cancer, while a second form has no beneficial effect, say a team of researchers led by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

In a five-year study, which included 468 newly diagnosed bladder cancer patients and 534 cancer-free controls, the researchers found that high dietary intake of alpha-tocopherol, one form of vitamin E, significantly reduced the risk of developing bladder cancer.

"The study is not over, but my advice is that everyone should eat a healthy diet that includes fruit, vegetables and nuts," says co-investigator, John Radcliffe, Ph.D., R.D., of the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman's University.



Absorption of Liquid Vitamins

"Liquids, aside from offering the obvious benefit of being easy to swallow, have another very important trait. According to the Physicians Desk Reference,

Liquid is absorbed at a 98% rate, versus

Only 10 – 20% in hard capsules or tablet forms.

This very important distinction is extraordinarily important. It is not uncommon to have [hard] capsules pass right through the body in a way that the product name is still visible after the pill has left the body completely. This does not happen with liquids, as they are absorbed completely and are not wasted."

The National Advisory Board states that:

'100 mg consumed in tablet form translates to a minute stabilized 8.3 mg or 8.3% concentrated in the blood.'

This is simply not the case with liquids!"

"Pills and capsules may cost less, but in reality you get far less absorption for your money. No wonder they cost less!

Liquids are fast--you do not even have to wait for them to dissolve. They start working as soon as you swallow and

Many have very pleasant flavors."


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