Do you ever get confused over scientific advice about vitamins and supplements? Join the crowd.Vitamin E is probably a good example of good vitamins that have fallen into disfavor.Actually, vitamin E is still a very important vitamin and we should try to have replete dietary intakes of this vitamin. It turns out that the source of vitamin E is the confounding variable.
Vitamin E in supplements is mostly alpha-tocophenol, which blocks the effects of gamma-tocophenol. The alpha-tocophenol vitamin E is also a pro-oxidant, while the gamma form is a very potent anti-oxidant. It is found naturally in fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods.