Carlson Labs - E-Gems Elite 400 IU - 240 Softgels
Carlson Labs E-Gems Elite is an exclusive blend of 8 forms of natural-source tocopherols and tocotrienols providing the antioxidant benefits of the entire family of Vitamin E. Research supports that all natural forms of Vitamin E as found in foods have beneficial properties playing roles in protecting body cells from free radical damage. E-gems Elite provides 400 IU of vitamin E as d-alpha tocopherol, plus the benefits of beta, delta, and gamma tocopherols and their 4 corresponding tocotrienols.
E-Gems are golden gelatin gems containing concentrated Natural-source Vitamin E oil, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate. Vitamin E is an essential nutrient and important antioxidant that promotes a healthy heart and cardiovascular system to help maintain your good health. E-Gems are twice as active as synthetic vitamin E inside our bodies. The Vitamin E is derived from soybean oil; synthetic Vitamin E is never used. With over 50 years of scientific research, Vitamin E has gained notoriety as one of the most predominant and active antioxidant nutrients. The amounts of Vitamin E effective within clinical studies are not obtainable, even from a well-balanced diet, and that is why many people choose a Vitamin E supplement. Scientists have found Natural Vitamin E is retained in the body many times longer than Synthetic Vitamin E.
Vitamin E is essential to life. We can not survive without it! Several prominent researchers believe that to perform at its best, the human body needs more than the U.S. Daily Value (DV) of 30 IU Vitamin E daily. The average American diet supplies considerably less than this amount. Dr. Evan Shute, a Canadian physician internationally recognized for his 30 years of clinical work with Vitamin E stated, "We think that the average normal female should have 400 IU a day and the average normal male about 600 IU a day."
Inorganic Iron can destroy Vitamin E. The Shute Institute was the first to discover and announce that inorganic iron, as ferrous sulfate, can be destructive to the Vitamin E when the two are taken together. They suggest that when inorganic iron and Vitamin E are taken, they should be separated in the stomach by an interval of 8 to 9 hours. Organic iron, however, such as that found in raisins, spinach and other iron-rich foods, can be taken at the same time as Vitamin E, with no harm to the Vitamin E. Moderate amounts of organic iron supplements, such as the "Albion process" iron amino acid chelate, can also be taken with Vitamin E. This is the only form of iron Carlson has ever used and will use with Vitamin E.
Two biologically active, preferred forms of Vitamin E are d-alpha tocopheryl acetate and d-alpha tocopheryl succinate. Acetate and Succinate are important organic molecules within our bodies and are involved in numerous biochemical reactions. For example, acetate is an important part of acetylcholine, the neural transmitter required by every nerve cell in our bodies to transmit impulses. Moreover, acetate and succinate are found in energy producing reactions in every cell. Vinegar contains acetic acid, a form of acetate. Succinate is like two acetic or acetate molecules back-to-back. Because these two forms change to alpha tocopherol during the digestive process, they are active antioxidants. All forms of Vitamin E are active antioxidants inside our bodies.
Many Vitamin E labels are misleading to the consumer. Marketed Vitamin E products labeled natural have been tested and found to contain:
- All Synthetic Vitamin E
- Part Natural Vitamin E
- All Natural Vitamin E
Carlson Natural-source Vitamin E can be used with confidence. On each Carlson Vitamin E label you will find the words: "Independently Assayed to Guarantee 100% Potency 100% Natural-Source Vitamin E".
There are 4 tocopherols called alpha, beta, gamma, delta. Only Alpha Tocopherol is Vitamin E and has activity expressed in international units. Beta, gamma, and delta tocopherols are missing one or more methyl groups on the main structure where indicated. Naturally occurring in foods, the 4 tocotrienols are structurally identical to the 4 tocopherols except their tail contains 3 unsaturated bonds. Like the beta, gamma and delta tocopherol, they do not stay long in our body. Researchers are studying their unique properties.Natural Vitamin E can help maintain and promote healthy skin. Studies support the body's preference for Natural Vitamin E, and Carlson All-Natural Vitamin E is derived from soybean oil, a natural food source. Research shows natural Vitamin E to have twice the biological activity of synthetic Vitamin E, and is retained within the body longer.
Physicians use and recommend Carlson Vitamin E with confidence knowing that their patients will be getting only the highest quality of 100% Natural-source Vitamin E with full label potency guaranteed. Beginning in 1965, the Shute Institute and Medical Clinic of Canada, internationally recognized for their research and clinical applications with Vitamin E, singled out Carlson Vitamin E for their valued recommendation. Only through their dedication to the highest standards of excellence has Carlson retained these important recommendations.
Carlson Laboratories began with one vitamin E formula. Since then, the line has grown to become the most complete line of natural vitamin E products in the world. Carlson Laboratories product range has expanded through the years to meet the nutritional needs of Carlson customers. Carlson laboratories product line now include award-winning Norwegian fish oils, a full line of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, special formulations and nutritional supplements.