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.
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.
Mark, since Maria hasn't responded, I am guessing she took that much orally.
Menopause, Skin, Nails
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!
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.
High Vitamin E is known to deplete Vitamin K. Vitamin K deficiency causes bruising. Simple stuff. I've noticed it too.
Just wanted to report in about vitamin e after reading about it on your website as an aphrodisiac (sp?). I usually take vitamin e (400, natural e, not synthetic) when I start to feel pms strike. I don't feel I need it until then. The interesting thing is that if I take it 15 to 30 minutes before... you know, errrrrr.... love making with my hubby, I find that it takes me a very short time to reach orgasm. Usually at this point in my cycle (1 week before my period) I get a little numb down there. But when I take vitamin E, things are hot, hot, hot! Ladies, let your friends know -- it really does work!
Did you take the 4000 IU internally or just put it on your face externally?
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.
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.
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... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tocotrienols
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.
Muscle Aches and Pains
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.
After finding a lump in my breast, rushing to a doctor, I was told that I' needed to find a surgeon, before a scan was even taken. After the scan, I was informed that it was merely a cyst and I could either have it aspirated with a needle, or just leave it, as it would cause no harm. I left it alone, and remembered being told that vitamin E can cause cysts to go away. It worked and when the cyst came back a year later, I went straight to the vitamin E bottle, and next doctor appointment, there was no signs of the cyst.I take it continually now. I am currently taking vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 1000 IU, but if I recall, I was taking 400 IU when my cyst dissolved.
Vitamin E has totally eliminated the breast pain I would get before my period, as well as the cramping I would get during my period. I take 400 IU once a day. The breast pain disappeared the first month I was taking this and the cramping disappeared the second month.
I have taken vitamin E for years to reduce hot flashes. Works wonders.
I totally agree with the nurse from NYC - Vit E does seem to be an aphrodisiac! I put a few drops in with a plastic spoon nightly, & after a while was aware that my vagina felt & smelt healthy for a change. Suddenly, after four & a half weeks, I had an unexpected surge of libido which has shown no signs of abating. I'm so happy to have got back what used to be a very important part of me & which after a 4 year 'drought' I had become convinced had gone for ever. Tell everyone about it! Especially women post menopause (like me), who think loss of erotic feeling is something they just have to get used to. Incidentally, I was already on a very good high Vit E diet.
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).
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.
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.
Thank you so much for your response....will look into your suggestions. Thank you again..
High Dose Vitamin E
Someone recently suggested taking Vitamin E in large amounts. Was this to help with circulation? Thanks for anyone who can tell me.
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!
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.
It has to be the water soluble kind of vitamin e, that's the one that is most effective for me.