Benefits of Vitamin E; What Makes Healthmasters' Vitamin E Different?
There will be two parts to this article. In the first section, we will review various benefits of vitamin E, and in the second part, I will break-down and explain why Healthmasters’ Vitamin E supplement is superior to most other vitamin E supplements.*
What is Vitamin E
Vitamin E is one of the strongest, natural antioxidants known to humankind and is naturally occurring in many foods and oils. Also, vitamin E is fat-soluble, meaning the body stores and uses it as needed.
The term vitamin E encompasses eight different compounds, but more on that later.
There are many scientifically backed benefits of vitamin E, and we will review those now.
Vitamin E plays a robust antioxidant function. The vitamin has a well-known and well-described role as a peroxyl radical scavenger that terminates chain reactions and preventing free radical and cellular damage [1-11]. Essentially, vitamin E inhibits the production of reactive oxygen species molecules when fat oxidizes and during the propagation of free radical reactions .
Oxidative stress is well-known to be involved in the development of many lifestyle-driven diseases, including arterial plaquing, high blood pressure, diabetes, ischemia, and cancers .
Therefore, because vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, the supplement may have the ability to decrease one’s risk of developing a disease related to oxidative stress.
Many published studies have related a deficiency of vitamin E to an increased risk of a cardiovascular event or its supplementation to a decreased risk of a cardiovascular event.
In a 2015 study, researchers found that a deficiency in circulating vitamin E might be associated with a higher risk of coronary artery disease .
Likewise, meta-analyses from 2015 and 2019 noted higher intake and levels of vitamin E were associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and improvement in endothelial [relating to blood vessels] function  .
A 2011 study also found that a high intake of antioxidants, including vitamin E, C, and carotenoids, were associated with lower levels of C-reactive proteins and homocysteine levels in the blood .
Though this is only a small snapshot of the studies examining vitamin E as it relates to cardiovascular health, they all come to a similar conclusion.
Because of vitamin E’s potent antioxidant properties, the vitamin actively exhibits neuroprotective behavior.
A 2018 study demonstrated the beneficial effects of vitamin E and C supplementation, regarding reducing the risk of cognitive decline in women and men with specific genetic risk markers .
A 2016 study found that a combination of lycopene and vitamin E acted synergistically to bring significant effects against oxidative stress in tauopathies, which are neurodegenerative disorders .
Many additional studies have confirmed vitamin E’s ability to exhibit neuroprotective behavior, improve cognitive decline, and slow brain aging [20-28].
Further, a 2015 study found that the oral administration of delta-tocotrienol, a part of vitamin E, may be useful in the treatment or Parkinson’s disease , and a 2005 study found that vitamin E protects against the oxidative and neurological damage caused by formaldehyde .
Vitamin E also appears to have a role in the prevention against peripheral arterial disease and diabetic peripheral neuropathy [29-33].
Numerous studies have examined the anti-cancer effects of vitamin E because of its antioxidant capabilities and have come to a definite conclusion.
A 2007 study found that vitamin E had radioprotective properties and inhibited cancer cell growth in mice .
A 2011 study found that delta-tocotrienol, a component of vitamin E, had anti-cancer properties against pancreatic cancer cell growth . Further studies have reported similar results regarding vitamin E and pancreatic cancer [36-39].
Studies have also investigated vitamin E’s role in prostate cancer.
A 2009 study found that higher vitamin E status increased overall prostate cancer survival , and a 2016 study found that a combination of delta and gamma tocopherols significantly inhibited prostate cancer cell growth . Additional studies have supported vitamin E’s role in prostate cancer [42-45].
Studies have also investigated vitamin E’s role in breast cancer.
A 2017 study found that gamma and delta tocopherols were effective natural agents for the prevention and treatment of estrogen-mediated breast cancer , and a 2009 study found that gamma-tocotrienol worked to inhibit mammary tumor cell progression . Additional studies have found complementary results [48-50].
These are just a few examples of when scientists have concluded their studies by stating vitamin E, or a component had anti-cancer effects.
So far, we have examined the three, main actions of vitamin E: cardiovascular health, neuroprotective health, and Anti-Cancer. Though, it is essential to remember all these benefits stem from vitamin E’s extreme antioxidant behavior.
Healthmasters’ Vitamin E Supplement
Now, we will examine Healthmasters’ Vitamin E supplement and why it is superior to most other vitamin E supplements.
I have noted some, but there are eight components of vitamin E: alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherols and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienols; all of which are important for human health.
Most earlier studies only investigated the beneficial effects of alpha-tocopherol, but newer studies have indicated that the other components offer more significant antioxidant properties and health benefits  .
For example, tocotrienols exhibit some neuroprotective, radioprotective, and other properties that are not shared by tocopherols [52-54]. However, tocotrienols are absorbed and utilized poorly by the body when taken in supplement form, so researchers have developed EVNOL SupraBio™: Bio-enhanced tocotrienol/tocopherol complex.
Taken in this form, the recipient received a full-spectrum vitamin E combined with minuscule amounts of other nutrients, including coenzyme Q10, phytosterols, and mixed carotenoids. Also, this form of vitamin E contains a perfect mixture of approved food emulsifiers and oil that self-emulsifies in the digestive tract to provide a quick and consistent absorption of tocotrienols into the blood that is not reliant on additional food intake.
Much of the research that went into the development of this formulation is available publicly.
A 2006 study found that oral supplementation resulted in peak blood levels 12- to 13-times the needed amount of vitamin E to establish neuroprotection .
Additionally, this vitamin E formulation is the only tocotrienol/tocopherol complex that has been the subject of a human tissue distribution study.
In 2012, researchers at the Department of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center found the nutrients in the formula were absorbed into blood plasma and delivered to vital organs, including the brain .
Moreover, this formulation has been heavily studied in clinical studies regarding its role in brain, liver, beauty, and cardiovascular health [56-63].
In 2014, researchers investigated the formula’s effects in a randomized, placebo-controlled, neuroprotective study and found that 200mg a day supplementation attenuated the progression on injury to white matter .
Studies from 2012, 2013, and 2015 found that the supplementation had promoted liver health and has protective effects against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease   , and studies from 2007 and 2008 found that supplementation actively promoted cardiovascular health, lipid metabolism, and improved arterial expansion and contraction  .
Finally, in 2010, researchers conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial and found that the vitamin E group experienced a 34.5% increase in the number of hairs at the end of eight months, compared to a 0.1% increase in the placebo group .
With all this research and data, it is clear that this formulation provides optimal, beneficial results, through a perfect balance of tocotrienols and tocopherols.
If you have any additional questions about Healthmasters’ Vitamin E, please feel free to call our office at 800.726.1834.