|Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 8:31 am: || |
I was wondering if anybody uses or knows much about vitamin E? I don't recall reading much about on it here, and never really gave it much thought.I don't supplement with it, but that may change.
A few nights ago I was making a lotion and decided to squirt some E into it. I tasted the contents (gelatin cap and glycerin base...I think) and it triggered an immediate craving. I ended up sucking the contents out of three more 1000IU (about 650mg) capsules.
I did a little research on it, and it's generally considered to be somewhat toxic at what they call large doses.
However I haven't found any clear-cut evidence of just what the toxic effects are, and the article above hints that it's not really known what doses do what.
When I did a Google search for "Vitamin E Gl"...it filled it in with glutamate as the first choice. I don't have much time to research it in depth. I also did a brief search relating to sulfites, and found this:
I am curious because I slept better than I have in several months. I took the contents of just one capsule last night (along with my Taurine, B-complex and vitamin D, which I usually take in the morning) and had five hours of completely uninterrupted sleep!
I can't help but wonder if E is underrated, just like vitamin D has been for so many years. In 2006 I stumbled upon the Vitamin D Council's website, and started taking a conservative (for them)800 IU/day. A doctor warned me that I need to be careful because D is toxic. I brushed it off, because when I read about D Council's large amounts recommended, I looked it up in the Merk Manual....it said vitamin D toxicity is only seen at does ~20,000+ units a day for three months. Or something like that.
I clearly need to research this more.
Conspiracy anyone? Or am I just being paranoid?
|Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 12:34 pm: || |
Jennifer, what B-complex vitamin do you take. I've always had trouble finding a safe one and opt for powdered B6 and an under the tongue tablet of B12. Would like to find a good B-complex product.
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 8:55 am: || |
I'm not sure if I have a "good" supplement, but I seem to do OK with it.
It's Nature Made Super B Complex. It has vitamin C in it:
I was out of state last year and found a brand called "Health Care Best Choice". The ingredients appear to be identical.