Vitamin E is one of the great fat-soluble antioxidants; it is able to go where ordinary water-soluble antioxidants cannot. Vitamin E helps stop oxygen in red blood cells from turning into harmful peroxides. As well, it protects other vitamins from oxidation in the digestive tract.
Most vitamin E supplements contain only ᴅ-alpha-tocopherol, and often the synthetic form; at New Roots Herbal, there is much more to vitamin E than ᴅ-alpha-tocopherol—there are eight compounds that make up the vitamin E family; four tocopherols and four tocotrienols, extracted from vegetable oils that are present in their natural, fully active, unesterified form. Our food contains all eight compounds, and this is the form our bodies have been processing since the beginning of our time.
The eight members of the vitamin E family have some functions that are similar, and other functions that are completely different. For example, gamma-tocopherol has a greater ability to detoxify nitrogen radicals.
New Roots Herbal’s Vitamin E⁸ is sourced from GMO-free sources. This natural, comprehensive vitamin E supplement provides all the benefits of vitamin E you would obtain from food and includes the benefits of tocotrienols, phytosterols, and squalenes.
Our softgels have a deep red colour that comes from the annatto extract used in their making. Annatto extract is sourced from the seeds of the tropical fruit annatto (Bixa orellana L.). It has a long history of use and is a rich source of tocotrienols and potent antioxidants. Annatto extract also adds UV protection and stability to the contents of our softgels.
Adults: Take 2 softgels daily with food or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Each softgel contains:
Natural vitamin E (ᴅ-alpha-tocopherol) (from non-GMO sunflower)
Other ingredients: Beeswax, organic sunflower oil, and sunflower lecithin in a softgel composed of annatto extract (in sunflower oil), gelatin, glycerin, and purified water.
Contains no: Gluten, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, yeast, citrus, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding; if you have cancer; if you have cardiovascular disease or diabetes; or if you are taking blood thinners.
Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.