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    Thorne Research - E-500 Water Soluble 500 IU - 60 Gelcaps

    Water-Soluble Form of Vitamin E

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      Thorne Research - E-500 Water Soluble 500 IU - 60 Gelcaps

      • Code#:109655
      • Manufacturer:Thorne Research
      • Size/Form:60  Gelcaps
      • Packaged Ship Weight:0.30
      • Servings:60
      • Dosage Size:1  Gelcap(s)
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      Thorne Research E-500 (Water Soluble) - 60 Fish Gelatin Gelcaps

      Vitamin E is a generic term used to describe all tocopherol and tocotrienol derivatives that exhibit the biological activity of alpha-tocopherol. Although gamma-tocopherol is the most abundant tocopherol in the American diet, alpha-tocopherol is found in the serum and red blood cells of healthy individuals in the highest concentration and is considered to be responsible for the majority of the biological actions of vitamin E. While the majority of research has been on alpha-tocopherol, investigations are being performed on the contributions of beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol to the action of vitamin E.

      • unlike many vitamin E supplements E-500 does not contain soy oil
      • E-500 is in a fish-gelatin softgel
      • an easy to absorb form of vitamin E

      Vitamin E is an essential nutrient that functions as an antioxidant in the body. Since it is a fat-soluble vitamin, its action takes place primarily in fatty tissues such as cell membranes, where it is essential for protecting these sensitive membranes from oxidative damage. Vitamin E is also known for enhancing circulatory health and immunity. Vitamin E is used clinically to support healthy cardiovascular and neurological function. As an antioxidant it also helps protect the eyes from oxidative damage caused by UV radiation from the sun.

      E-500 supplies pure d-alpha tocopherol in a form that is easy to absorb. The d-alpha tocopherol in E-500 is extracted from vegetable oils via a distillation process that removes potential protein allergens. And, unlike many manufacturers, Thorne does not dilute its vitamin E with soy oil - further decreasing allergenic potential. And Thorne's E-500 is water soluble because a natural emulsifier has been added to make it more easily absorbed for individuals with fat malabsorption.

      Dr. Michael Lebowitz D.C. Recommends:
      This product is useful in treating chemical sensitivities, weak gluteus medius, and prostaglandin imbalances. Vitamin E is a potent free-radical scavenger. It can be helpful for arthritis, malabsorption, intermittent claudication, fibrocystic breasts, gait disturbances, infertility, and diminished proprioception.

      Thorne Research's Mission
      At Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

      The Thorne Difference.
      For more than 25 years, Thorne has relentlessly pursued the highest possible quality and bioavailability in dietary supplements. At Thorne, they actually manufacture products that they sell – a key difference that allows Thorne to control every aspect of the manufacturing process and ensure that every Thorne product is in pure, completely hypoallergenic form, and without the common additives, flowing agents, and binders used throughout the industry.

      A few other companies have tried to do what Thorne does, and many others claim to have the same philosophy and quality, but nobody has been able to duplicate what Thorne's clients call "Thorne Quality." Thorne has changed the industry in many ways over the past two decades, and they continue to raise the bar and set new standards in product formulation, raw material purity, manufacturing, and quality control.

      Thorne's Commitment to Purity
      Practitioners have become accustomed to seeing the vague "We use only the purest ingredients" in the promotional materials of almost every dietary supplement company. Perhaps these companies truly believe that. Perhaps they don't know any better. Nevertheless, Thorne Research, for more than 25 years, has been the standard by which companies in the industry are judged for product purity. Practitioners rely on Thorne as the company they trust for their extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients.

      Purity Takes Extra Effort
      For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as other companies do, Thorne performs its own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients, such as the preservatives or lactose that are found in many commercially available dilutions. Why must vitamin D be diluted? Because in its pure form, it is too concentrated to safely blend into a vitamin product. Pure vitamin D is 40 MILLION International Units (IU) per gram. The RDA for adults is 600-800 IU per day. To ensure proper mixing, it must be made into a dilute powder that flows and does not lose potency. So, unlike companies that use prediluted vitamin D that contains unacceptable excipients and preservatives, at Thorne, pure pharmaceutical vitamin D is first blended with pure mixed tocopherol vitamin E, and the resultant stable vitamin D is then blended with hypoallergenic cellulose powder. The final powder is blended in a large tumble blender and subsequently analyzed. Not only is the final product stable; it is also hypoallergenic and can be mixed homogeneously and at a safe level with other powders. Just as with vitamin D, Thorne utilizes similar processes for other raw materials, such as vitamin K, leaving it to other companies to purchase commercially available raw materials filled with unacceptable ingredients and preservatives.

      Ingredients You Don't Want
      Magnesium Stearate: Good for speed-hungry encapsulating machines. Not necessarily good for you. Manufacturing encapsulated dietary supplements isn't easy. Pure powdered ingredients are difficult to mix because they are either extremely dry, sticky with botanical oils, or attract unwanted moisture. So most manufacturers add magnesium stearate and other agents such as lactose and dextrose to make the powder flow quickly and easily through their high-volume machines. Problem is, these additives may compromise the bioavailability of the nutrients in the supplement, and might cause allergenic problems. At Thorne, they take a different approach.

      Thorne will never utilize large fatty acid excipients in its manufacturing processes – ingredients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid. These excipients are utilized as flowing agents to ensure that maximum productivity is obtained from capsuling and tableting machines. There are documented detrimental effects directly attributed to long chain fatty acids utilized as manufacturing flowing agents. Every qualified pharmaceutical compounder recognizes that large fatty acids, such as magnesium stearate, can interfere with product dissolution and influence absorption. Virtually all companies, because of the economic impact, ignore this data. As with most industries, the bottom line dictates the level of quality. The dietary supplement industry has one exception: Thorne Research, the company that does not compromise. Nevertheless, if a company cannot manufacture products without using detrimental excipients, they should not allude to being either "hypoallergenic" or "pure."

      The Bottom Line?
      Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust.

      Quality Ingredients: A Higher Standard
      At Thorne, they are committed to setting a higher standard of quality when it comes to ingredients. To produce their truly hypoallergenic encapsulated supplements, Thorne uses only the purest and finest ingredients available.

      Every manufacturer has two basic options when purchasing raw materials: purchase either truly pure raw materials, or purchase raw materials to which substances have been added to facilitate manufacturing. This fundamental dilemma translates to these very typical questions: "Do I purchase pure vitamin C or vitamin C with additives?" "Do I purchase pure B vitamins or coated B vitamins for taste masking?" "Do I purchase pure enzymes such as pancreatin, pepsin, and bromelain or enzymes diluted with lactose?"

      There are few commercial sources for vitamins B12, D, K, or biotin that are not diluted with substances such as lactose, cornstarch, and preservatives such as BHT. That's why Thorne developed methods that allow them to use pure, undiluted sources of these nutrients – and many others. It's just one more example that when it comes to quality, what everyone else accepts as an industry standard isn't good enough. While some companies say they are raising their standards....at Thorne they set them.

      Suggested Use

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      Take 1 gelcap one to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

      Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

      ALLERGY WARNING
      This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

      The gelatin in the E-500 softgel capsule is derived from fish.

      EXCIPIENT FREE
      This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.

      PREGNANCY WARNING
      If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

      INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
      There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.


      Thorne Research E-500 (Water Soluble) - 60 Fish Gelatin Gelcaps
      Supplement Facts
      Serving Size: One Gelcap
      Servings Per Container: 60
      Amount Per Serving %DV*
      Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopherol) 500 IU 1667%
      +Daily Value Not Established.
      **Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
       

      Other Ingredients: Gelatin (from tilapia) and Glycerin (vegetable source) Gelcap, Olive Oil, Polysorbate 80

      Contains ingredient derived from fish (tilapia).

      Hypoallergenic.

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      Manufacturer Info

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      P.O. Box 25
      Dover, ID,
      Phone: 800-228-1966 Fax: 800-747-1950 Visit website

      About Thorne Research

      At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

      *The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by LuckyVitamin.com or the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

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