Study sheds new light on vitamin E
by Newsletter Editor
Dr. Maret G. Traber, professor of health sciences at Oregon State University, a director at the Linus Pauling Institute and an internationally recognized expert on vitamin E, has published a new report detailing how the body metabolizes vitamin E.
Two systems in the liver help control vitamin E levels and excrete excess amounts. “Unlike some other fat-soluble vitamins such as A and D, it is not possible for vitamin E to accumulate in the liver or other tissues,” Traber said. “I believe that past studies which have alleged adverse consequences from vitamin E have misinterpreted the data,” Traber stated, continuing, “Taking too much vitamin E is not the real concern. A much more important issue is that more than 90 percent of people in the U.S. have inadequate levels in their diet.” The doctor recommends taking a multivitamin with the full adult RDA of vitamin E, 22.4 IU per day.
Reference: Journal of Lipid Research; March, 2013, Electronic Prepublication