Research suggests that vitamin E’s antioxidant power may help prevent heart disease and cancer, boosts the immune system, and possibly helps normalize blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Vitamin E also seems to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
What You’ll Find:
Vitamin E comes in 100-, 200-, or 400-IU capsules. It is also available in liquid. Recent studies have found that our bodies absorb the natural form of vitamin E more effectively than the synthetic kind. You’ll pay more for the natural kind, however.
How Much To Take:
The daily value is 30-IU, not enough, suggests some research, to head off heart disease or other illnesses. Aim for 100 to 400 IU. Take vitamin E with a meal that contains a small amount of fat. You’ll absorb it better.