Vitamins > Vitamin E
E is a major anti-oxidant nutrient;
it retards cellular aging due to
oxidation; supplies oxygen to the
blood which is then carried to the
heart and other organs; thus
alleviating fatigue; aids in bringing
nourishment to cells; strengthens the
capillary walls & prevents the
red blood cells from destructive
poisons; prevents & dissolves
blood clots; has also been used by
doctors in helping prevent sterility,
muscular dystrophy, calcium deposits
in blood walls and heart conditions.
may lead to a rupture of red blood
cells, loss of reproductive powers,
lack of sexual vitality, abnormal fat
deposits in muscles, degenerative
changes in the changes in the heart
and other muscles; dry skin.
have found a connection between poor
memory and low blood levels of
vitamin E in an elderly population.
who ate inadequately or skipped meals
also had greater memory loss than
those who ate regularly, according to
the study, published in the American
Journal of Epidemiology.
changes may be a way of easing the
problem, suggest the researchers,
headed by Dr. Anthony J. Perkins of
the Regenstrief Institute for Health
Care and the Indiana University
Center for Aging Research in
investigators examined the
association between blood levels of
antioxidants, including vitamins A, C
and E, and selenium, and memory in a
multiethnic population of senior
help provide protection against free
radical damage. Free radicals,
produced during normal metabolic
processes, are thought to cause
stress has been implicated both in
the aging process and in the
pathological changes associated with
Alzheimer's disease," note
Perkins and his colleagues.
researchers examined 4,809 people
aged 60 or older between 1988 and
1994. They conducted two simple
memory tests, blood tests, and
gathered information on the subjects'
7% of the group had poor memory.
These people were at least twice as
likely to report problems managing
their money or preparing meals.
those with vitamin E levels lower
than 4.8 per unit of cholesterol, 11%
had poor memory. In contrast, just 4%
of people with levels higher than 7.2
had memory problems.
levels of vitamin E were associated
with better memory performance for
this ethnically diverse elderly
population," the study authors
those who said they did not eat
enough food or skipped meals, almost
20% had poor memory, as opposed to 7%
among people who ate regularly.
study findings link vitamin E from
diet, rather than from supplements,
to memory. The researchers report
that they found no connection between
the other antioxidants and memory
the research team also notes that
because the study did not look at
causes, "we do not know if low
(blood) levels of vitamin E preceded
the onset of poor memory or that low
levels of vitamin E are a result of
having poor memory."
previous studies have not found a
link between vitamin deficiencies and
memory. However, the researchers
noted, many of these studies had a
limited range of subjects who were
mostly Caucasian, well-educated and
higher income levels -- all factors
linked to better memory retention.
American Journal of Epidemiology
NOTE: There are several types of
Vitamin E available. D-Alpha
Tocopherol (100% Natural) is 4 times
more potent in biological activity
than d1-Alpha Tocopherol (Synthetic)
Vitamin E. For example; 100 I.U. of
d-Alpha (100% Natural) Vitamin E is
equal to 400 I.U. d1-Alpha Tocopherol
(Synthetic) Vitamin E in biological
activity. Natural Vitamin E is
derived from soybeans and synthetic
Vitamin E is a petroleum by-product.