Vitamin E - Antioxidant Power

| Modified on Jun 12, 2018
Menopause, Skin, Nails
Posted by June (Nebraska) on 06/12/2018
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I don't see many posts on importance of Vitamin E, it's weird. I've been taking a capsule of natural Vitamin E for years and it is the most important supplement in my opinion. Nails are strong and skin is soft and supple. Menopausing women need Vit E!

Liver Spots
Posted by Angela (Texas) on 02/10/2018

Mark, since Maria hasn't responded, I am guessing she took that much orally.

Skin Bruising
Posted by Rich (Boca Raton) on 08/22/2017

High Vitamin E is known to deplete Vitamin K. Vitamin K deficiency causes bruising. Simple stuff. I've noticed it too.

Bad Moods
Posted by Hisjewel (America, Ny) on 06/26/2015
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Being happy is very important to me, so when my mood is off I notice it immediately. Believe it or not I walk around with a bottle of vitamin E in my pocket book for this purpose. I take one or two 400 IU of Vitamin E and it always helps to lift the contrary mood. Try it, you'll be glad you did. I started taking them when I was in perimenopause and I never had to take hormone medicine.

Liver Spots
Posted by Mark (California) on 10/26/2014

Did you take the 4000 IU internally or just put it on your face externally?

Skin Bruising
Posted by Lauren (Queens, NY) on 08/12/2014

Thank you so much for your response....will look into your suggestions. Thank you again..

Skin Bruising
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 08/12/2014

Hello Lauren,

Re taking Vitamin E and problem with skin...

Never heard of such an effect...check your label and make sure you're not taking synthetic E... Synthetic is "dl-alpha tocopherol" and natural is "d-alpha tocopherol"... the "l"is missing in the natural.

If you're taking synthetic you should stop and replace with natural. If you've been on synthetic that might account for something weird happening to skin.

Another possibility is that you have a bad brand or one that has gone rancid. Consider changing brands.

Skin Bruising
Posted by Lauren (Queens, Ny) on 08/11/2014

Hey EC....quick question guys...whenever I use vitamin E, I always notice bruising on my skin that seemingly comes out of nowhere sometimes just the next day. Anyone knows why this is happening? I am hypothyroid...Thank you guys...awaiting a quick response.

High Dose Vitamin E
Posted by Shadel (Nebraska) on 12/27/2013

Someone recently suggested taking Vitamin E in large amounts. Was this to help with circulation? Thanks for anyone who can tell me.

Breast Pain
Posted by Tammy (Bradfordsville, Ky) on 07/11/2013
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I had breast pain and tenderness so severe that I couldn't stand my shirt or bra near my breast, I read somewhere to take viamin E. I bought Vitamin E 200 IU and started taking one pill a day and all of my breast soreness went away after the very first pill. I couldnt believe it and there is no way I will go a day without my vit E.

Muscle Aches and Pains
Posted by Paula (Dearborn, Mi) on 02/08/2013

I am going to try this because my body aches all the time so I buy some Vitamin E capsules.Thanks. Just curious...can you use Vitamin E for dark spots?

Posted by Diana (Mesa, Az, Usa) on 04/24/2012

I totally agree with the posts about using Vitamin E oil for bowel fissures or hemmorhoids. I contracted e coli poisoning from a buffet restaurant, so spent many days in the bathroom with severe diarrhea and vomiting. I ended up with an extremely sore and irrritated anal sphincter, so I used some Vitamin E oil in 12,000 I. U. Strength. I just applied it after each trip to the bathroom and after only one application, healing was almost complete. What was is so amazing is this bottle of ____ Vitamin E Oil is about 10 years old and it still is potent enough to bring great relief! I just hadn't thrown it out and wasn't sure if it would still be effective. Just another testament to the amazing healing power of natural oils and supplements (even outdated products).

Posted by Anabela (Leiria, Portugal) on 08/09/2011

You can take vitamin E and to aply locally wheat germ oil. the problem of vaginal dryness has to do with hormonal imbalances, the best supplement is a product called Maca which you can find in good health food stores. There are in pills and there are in powder. If you buy in plls buy 500 mg and start to take 3 at every meal. Maybe you have to do some few months, but is good for libido and dryness. Any questions please contact me.

Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 08/08/2011

Nic, your body is telling you it is lacking in nutrition. I found that wheatgrass juice (drinking) a couple of times a week and taking a lot of wheatgrass powder in capsules totally cleared the problem.

Posted by Nic (Philadelphia , Pa, Usa ) on 08/08/2011

i am suffering from vaginal dryness and im 30 years old. Should I take the vitamin e by mouth? or by inserting it into my vagina? how long before I will naturally lubricate again?

Posted by Cwilly (Kennewick, Wa, Usa) on 03/18/2011

Oh my goodness, yes! I was thinking due to my age that I was losing the ability to have as much lubrication as I had in the past (saw something about it on Dr. Oz) I read this thread and thought it was worth a try. I had a natural vitamin e complex and took one before bedtime. Well lets just say lubrication was NOT a problem last night!

Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to share it!

Posted by London (Sandusky, Ohio) on 09/04/2009

It has to be the water soluble kind of vitamin e, that's the one that is most effective for me.

Posted by Rob (Manhattan, New York) on 09/02/2009

re: Vit. E., make sure it is natural d-alpha-tocopherol & not the synthetic dl as in dl-alpha-tocopherol. Although more expensive..(much more) I occasionally purchase the wider spectrum natural vitamin E with Tocotrienols.

this from Wiki...

Posted by London (Sandusky, Ohio) on 09/02/2009
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YES, vitamin E has done alot for my over all health and especially my sexual health. I'm 29, and because I'm constantly under alot of stress, I sometimes have a problem with irregular periods, and libido, aswell as insomnia, and painful cramps, etc. My Mother kept telling me to take Vitamin E and how important probably the most important vitamin out there, etc.

I took it in the past and never really saw a difference, untill I tried a brand from ____. Now that brand, I don't know what it is. IT WORKS!! I even tried another brand, and I didn't really see a difference. I began taking 2 400ius of vitamin E twice a day, along with folic acid, because folic acid really does help with yeast infections, etc.

The first thing I noticed was my skin. It started glowing and becoming very oily, BUT I LOOKED YOUNGER, and my eyes also looked clearer. That youthful glow, it was amazing. I also began having acne, and pimples, unfortunantly,because of the increased oil production, but I didn't care my skin looked so pretty. I just wash my face with tea tree oil soap.

Then I noticed I was becoming more sexual, definently, very strange.

Then after about 2 months my period was notibly less painful and more regular, but heavier, it's like I'm more fertile, or something. It's been about 4 months, and if I go a couple of days without taking it, I see a big difference, my skin starts to look crappy again. My reproductive and over all health is much better since taking vitamin andfolic acid.

Posted by Sam (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 08/31/2009

I wonder if my wife would realize these benefits if we used Vitamin E as a personal lubricant during intercourse?

Hot Flashes
Posted by Rena (Mineral Bluff, Georgia, Usa) on 08/23/2009
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I am a 48 year old woman have recently started having hot flashes and night sweats. I had no idea how uncomfortable they would be, until it finally happened. I could not sleep because of the constant heat coming and going. During the day, I would have at least 5 episodes of them, but at night I would suffer at least 10 episodes, with constant interruption of sleep. I tried the raw apple cider vinegar with no success. So next I tried the vitamin E. All I had in the cabinet was 1000IU so that is what I took. I must say it worked on the first night, and the second night, so I feel safe in saying it really works. I take it at night about an hour before bed, Peace, Rena.

Posted by Alice (Modesto, Ca.) on 04/28/2009
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I used natural vitamin e on my son who had 32 warts on his right hand. He was a teen-ager at that time and only allowed me to treat him twice. I opened a capsule and applied the oil in his whole hand, then I wrapped it up in gauze. After a week the warts just faded away.There was no redness and no pain. Make sure it is really natural vitamin e.

Posted by Laura (Honolulu, HI) on 03/19/2009
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Hi, sometimes (i'm thinking with hormone flucuations and whatnot) I have a low libido. It can go for months at a time. I have found that taking vitamin e does a lot for my body. I've even heard it been called an aphrodisiac. If you have a low libido, try it out- I was taking 400 IU capsules 3x a day. Sometimes I'd take just 2 or one.. see what works for you!

Skin Problems
Posted by Suzanne (Abbotsford, BC, CANADA) on 01/04/2009
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Skin Problems: A d-alpha (NOT dl-alpha) vitamin E capsule, pricked, squeezed and rubbed onto your skin problem will heal most things very quickly. Doesn't hurt either! You just have to be careful about your clothes, because it creates grease marks that are hard to remove.

Posted by Tess (Palm Beach, FL) on 11/22/2008

I see what you mean. Confusing! I think she ate a diet rich in Vitamin e and also inserted liquid vitamin e into her vajayjay.

Posted by Chris (Michigan) on 11/22/2008

I was reading the comments about Vitamin E and I noticed some said they "dropped" it in or took to capsules -- does that mean ingested them; or placed them in the vagina? Where does one buy Vitamin E in liquid form?

Posted by Anonymous (San Diego, CA) on 10/16/2008

So for the external warts did you just open up one of the vitamin e pills and apply it to the wart and leave it? if you have a certain procedure or anything negative to report about it I would greatly appreciate it. thanks

Posted by John Doe (Orangeburg , S.C.) on 10/10/2008
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Vitamin E works inside and out of the body at the same time. It makes the warts just shrink down and go away. no discoloration or any thing. I also put Noxzema on them it works with the E and cuts the time to a couple of weeks.

Itchy Skin
Posted by Suzanne (Abbotsford, BC) on 08/25/2008
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When my young son had chicken pox, he was covered with the itchy bumps and it was driving us all crazy. I tried calamine lotion, oatmeal baths, etc. before finally poking a vitamin E capsule and applying that. The itching stopped instantly! Now, whenever we have itching worth mentioning, we reach for the vitamin E. Make sure it is D-Alpha, though, not the synthetic DL-Alpha. The synthetic E is useless. Don't waste your money buying it.

Muscle Aches and Pains
Posted by James (Los Angeles, USA ) on 05/26/2008
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For decades my wife has taken 5 or 6 400iu Vitamin E tablets before doing unaccustomed exercise, moving, extra gardening, etc. with no stiffness or aches after. If she forgets to take them she has all the normal problems that follow these actions. She then has to take two to three times the dosage several time to get rid of the aches. For some reason I am one of the lucky ones and rarely have any aches following an unaccustomed exercise but the vitamin E works well for her.

Multiple Cures
Posted by Susan (USA)
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I have used vitamin E for some time, while I was a bodybuilder, as it aids recuperation. But more recently I have been using it, as part of my regime to lower my high cholesterol.

I also do a lot of writing that demand a lot of intellectual, input. This is where it became apparent that vitamin E actually boosts intellectual competence. But that is not the whole story. It only works in intellectual favour if taken in the morning, which implies during the first three hours after you have wakened. If you take it after lunch or the evening it has no noticeable effect at all on boosting intellectual competence.

But, while that may seem appealing, there is one downer, in the equation of the practice. Taken in the morning vitamin E makes you moody and intolerant of anything negative you may encounter. This may not seem much, but those down points were to such extent that led to me changing the time I am taking vitamin E in the evening, before going to sleep. And I am now back to my cheerful and tolerant self, again. And I do not care if my books suffer as consequence, which will give you an idea of how bad the negative influence, was. But it does wonders for intellectual competence, which implies the negative effect on the emotions is a real shame.

The dosage I am taking is one 400 IU softgel capsule of vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol plus mixed tocopherols), daily.

The vitamin dosages suggested are mega doses, way above the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance). So please do not follow on, on any tips I give here on this site from my own vitamin regime experiences, without first consulting a competent practitioner (doctor or nutritionist).

Posted by John (Milwaukee, WI)
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Vitamin E in the liquid form (and wheat germ oil) is an effective treatment for hemorrhoids. Put the oil on a cotton ball and apply it a few times a day until the pain goes away.

Liver Spots
Posted by Maria S. (Sacremento) on 05/10/2006
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I took 4,000 IU of a high-quality vitamin E every day for six weeks to eliminate liver spots on my face that had developed.

Side Effects
Posted by Dennis (Benson, AZ) on 11/02/2006
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Vitamin E had a reaction with the blood thinner medication which my wife is using.

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