Synthetic Versus Natural Vitamin E

   Harvard Medical researchers surveyed 39, 910 healthy males who had normal levels of blood cholesterol. During the trial they determined their intake of vitamin C, carotene, vitamin E and other nutrients. At the end of four years 667 participants had developed heart problems. Researchers discovered that those males who took vitamin E were 37 percent less likely to have a heart problem.

   Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant decreasing the oxidation of bad cholesterol by 52 percent which is three times better than vitamin C.

   What type of vitamin E should you take? Studies show that natural vitamin E is better absorbed and utilized by the body. In other words, natural invariably beats synthetic. So always look for the letter D rather than the DL in front of the vitamin E label.

Gifford-Jones