Vitamin E Oil – Complete Guide
If you are a regular user of GLX3 – or even if you’re just beginning your research into the wonders of green-lipped mussel oil – then you are probably aware of the impressive benefits this marine oil has to offer. Have you ever thought about what else is in your green-lipped mussel oil? Supplements of all kinds contain not just the primary ingredient but also additional ones for various purposes, such as shelf life and palatability.
GLX3 contains only a few ingredients: New Zealand green-lipped mussel oil, New Zealand olive oil, and vitamin E oil. Here, we’ll take a closer look at vitamin E oil – what it is, why we use it, and what it can do for you.
What is vitamin E oil?
Vitamin E is naturally found within the human body as well as in various foods, such as spinach, kiwifruit, almonds, sunflower seeds, and shrimp. Specific Skincare products like moisturizers, serums, eye creams are other great sources of Vitamin E.. What exactly is vitamin E?
Vitamin E is, generally speaking, a vitamin. However, it is technically a family of oil-soluble compounds. Vitamin E has around eight different forms, with tocopheryl and tocopherol acetate being the most common forms in skincare products and d-alpha-tocopherol and dl-alpha-tocopherol (a synthetic version which is not used in GLX3) more commonly found in supplements. In general, anytime you see “vitamin E” on a skincare or supplement package, it almost certainly contains tocopherol. Likewise, if you see the word “tocopherol” on a bottle of supplements or moisturizers, for example, you know that it contains vitamin E.
Tocotrienols are another group of chemicals in the vitamin E family. Both tocopherols and tocotrienols come in alpha, beta, delta, and gamma forms. The average American diet contains more tocopherols, so there is ongoing research to identify the potential benefits of supplementing with tocotrienols.
However, the key point is that tocopherols and tocotrienols are both types of vitamin E. Vitamin E is important because it’s an antioxidant, which means that it helps neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage your cells – this is what causes aging and illness. As your body ages, it begins to lose its ability to fight the effects of free radicals. The stress-free radicals cause the body can increase the likelihood of:
- Changes in appearance, such as wrinkles, gray hair, or loss of skin elasticity
- Inflammatory disorders, such as arthritis
- Cardiovascular disease caused by clogged arteries
- Age-related vision problems such as cataracts
- Genetic degenerative disease such as Parkinson’s disease
- Central nervous system diseases, such as dementia
Free radical damage could help explain why some people age faster than others. Free radicals are produced in the body naturally, but certain lifestyle factors can accelerate their production, such as smoking, excess alcohol consumption, an unhealthy diet, and exposure to toxic chemicals such as pesticides.
What are the benefits of vitamin E oil?
The good news about free radicals is that there is a lot we can do to help neutralize them and mitigate the damage they cause. Antioxidants are vital in the fight against free radicals and the oxidative stress they present. Simply put, antioxidants are chemicals that minimize the effects of free radicals. We still have a lot to learn about the effects of antioxidants, and it’s important to note that they are not a cure for age-related problems but rather one more tool we can use in an overall healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of disease and other age-related issues.
The potential benefits of vitamin E oil tend to focus on two main features: its moisturizing properties and its antioxidant properties, each important in its own way. Some of the proven benefits of vitamin E oil include:
- Prevention of vitamin E deficiency. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin that the body needs to function normally. A person with a vitamin E deficiency may notice symptoms such as muscle weakness, coordination problems, tingling or numbness, and problems with vision or the immune system. Taking a regular vitamin E supplement can help ensure optimal levels of this important vitamin.
- Delayed progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Some research has shown that vitamin E therapy might delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in people diagnosed with a mild to moderate phase of the disorder. Other studies have not shown this benefit, and research is ongoing.
- Prevention of heart disease. Because of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, vitamin E oil may play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and coronary artery disorders.
Research continues to learn more about vitamin E and all its possible benefits. Some of the potential advantages that scientists continue to study include:
- Better wound healing. Some research suggests that using vitamin E supplements regularly might promote faster healing of wounds. Patients might experience similar benefits by using topical vitamin E, but there isn’t much research on the subject as of yet.
- Prevention of skin cancer. Certain studies have found that mice who took vitamin E supplements were less likely to get skin cancer, even when they were exposed to large amounts of UV light. Studies on humans continue to investigate more about this potential benefit.
- Help for various skin problems. Because vitamin E moisturizes the skin, it may help prevent dry skin and itchiness. It may also help relieve the symptoms of skin disorders such as psoriasis. This study shows a significant link between vitamin E supplements and atopic dermatitis (eczema).
- Nail health. Supplementing with vitamin E may help prevent tallow nail syndrome, which can lead to cracked, peeling, or discolored nails. The moisturizing properties of vitamin E might also help support nail health by keeping the cuticles and skin around the nail bed healthy.
- Help for multiple sclerosis. A healthy diet is one that includes plenty of omega-3 fatty acids – and such a diet, along with an overall healthy lifestyle, can be incredibly beneficial to MS patients. Taking GLX3 is an easy and effective way to ensure that your diet contains a sufficient level of omega-3s.
How is vitamin E oil produced?
We choose our ingredients based on our philosophy of supporting human and environmental health. Vitamin E oil is found naturally in human and animal tissues as well as in plants. This pale-yellow liquid occurs in many vegetable oils and fats, such as sunflower, walnut, peanut, sesame, and olive oils. It is also present in meat, eggs, dairy products, nuts, and some cereals. It is a naturally occurring lipid produced via photosynthesis and a natural component of cell membranes that serve to protect against oxidative harm (free radicals).
Vitamin E oil can be made synthetically from petroleum products, or it can be made naturally from vegetable oils. The vitamin E in GLX3 comes only from all-natural sources: sunflower, safflower, canola, and olive oils. The form of vitamin E we use is alpha-tocopherol, the most common and the most potent form of the vitamin. We choose this kind of vitamin E oil because of its potency and because the body more readily absorbs natural forms of vitamin E than synthetic forms.
The production of tocopherol typically starts with the drying out of the oilseeds to remove the excess water content. After removing the hulls or shells, the seeds are ground and then blended with hot water and boiled to encourage the oil to float. The milled seed is then made into a paste that is pressed or kneaded to separate the oil further. Then, the oil is refined to remove unwanted odors and flavors.
Are there risks to vitamin E oil?
When taken at recommended doses, vitamin E is believed to be safe and beneficial. In rare cases or high doses, it may cause:
- Nausea, diarrhea, or cramping
- Weakness or fatigue
- Headache or blurred vision
- Skin irritation
- A high concentration of creatine in the urine
There are also certain drugs known to interact with vitamin E, so you should use caution if you are taking:
- Vitamin K supplements. When you take vitamin E and vitamin K together, it could reduce the effects of vitamin K.
- Niacin and statin. If you take statin drugs or niacin for high cholesterol, you should know that vitamin E could reduce its effects.
- Anticoagulants and anti-platelet drugs or supplements. Using vitamin E, along with these drugs or supplements – designed to reduce clotting – could raise the risk of bleeding.
- Alkylating agents. Chemotherapy drugs, such as alkylating agents or anti-tumor antibiotics, might be affected by the use of vitamin E.
- Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) substrates. Check with your doctor before using vitamin E or other drugs or supplements affected by these enzymes, such as omeprazole.
It’s always wise to consult a doctor before starting any new medication, drug, supplement, or herb. However, speak with yours before taking vitamin E if you have:
- Liver disease
- A history of stroke or heart attack
- A bleeding disorder
- A vitamin K deficiency
- Retinal damage
- Head or neck cancer
Benefits of GLX3 as your vitamin E supplement
Vitamin E is just one of the beneficial ingredients we use in GLX3. The main ingredient in our supplements is green-lipped mussel oil, a potent ally in the fight against inflammation. We also use vitamin E oil to provide additional health benefits and maximize the shelf life of these supplements. Our vitamin E oil helps stabilize our supplements, meaning that you’ll get the maximum benefit from taking them. We never use cheap fillers with adverse side effects – only natural, pure, safe ingredients, sustainably grown and harvested.
You can use GLX3 as a replacement for your fish oil or omega-3 supplement, your antioxidant supplement, and your vitamin E supplement combined. One huge benefit of this is the money you can save by replacing three supplements with one. Combine that with the fact that you can receive the same benefits from a smaller amount of GLX3 as a larger amount of traditional fish oil, and it’s easy to see how GLX3 can save you money in the long run while offering superior health benefits.
Green-lipped mussel oil also provides exceptional anti-inflammatory properties, offering relief for chronic joint pain caused by arthritis and other conditions. Our potent trio of ingredients means the best possible natural pain relief that you can use in place of habit-forming opioids, or in conjunction with conventional treatments for optimal results.
Replacing your vitamin E supplement with GLX3 gives you all the benefits of tocopherol as well as the added advantages of green-lipped mussel oil. This oil is known to have numerous health benefits that can help guard against the symptoms of arthritis and other inflammatory disorders. Its main benefits include:
- Anti-inflammatory properties. Green-lipped mussel oil offers amazing anti-inflammatory benefits while being easier on the stomach than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and without affecting platelet function. Combined with the anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin E, it provides a doubly powerful dose of anti-inflammatory action.
- Anti-arthritic effects. Many patients with arthritis experience a significant reduction in pain with regular treatment. Usually, the effects are noticed within a month or two of beginning regular consumption of green-lipped mussel oil.
- Better anti-inflammatory activity than fish oil. Although fish oil is considered the gold standard in anti-inflammatory supplements, green-lipped mussel oil is quickly displacing it asking. GLX3 is, in fact, many times more potent than fish oil and much better at relieving inflammation and joint pain.
If you could replace your regular vitamin E supplement with one that would provide all these benefits and more, why wouldn’t you? GLX3 is a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory ability and one that offers natural, safe, and non-habit-forming pain relief. You don’t have to keep taking drugs of questionable safety or inferior results; make the switch the GLX3 and discover what our mighty mussels and antioxidant-rich vitamin E oil can do for you.