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Kirkland Signature™ Vitamin E
Vitamin E is widely recognized for its beneficial antioxidant properties, but that’s not all this powerhouse nutrient can do.† It helps maintain a healthy immune system and stabilizes cell membranes.† It is needed by many cells, including heart muscle cells and nerve cells.† Vitamin E is an essential nutrient, meaning it cannot be produced by the body so it must be obtained through the diet in order to maintain good health. Kirkland Signature™ Vitamin E delivers 180mg (that’s equivalent to 400 IU) of this important nutrient in just 1 daily softgel.
• Immune support†
• Antioxidant health†
• 1 daily softgel
Vitamin E is actually a family of eight different fat-soluble molecules with antioxidant properties.* Only one of these forms, alphatocopherol, satisfies human requirements for vitamin E.1 The main function of Vitamin E is to act as the body’s primary fat-soluble antioxidant.* As such, it can provide antioxidant support in hydrophobic areas such as cell membranes where water-soluble antioxidants cannot reach.*
Antioxidants help fight free radicals and play a role in maintaining good health.* Free radicals are unstable compounds that can damage cell membranes. They occur naturally in our bodies but can be exacerbated by pollution, smoking, and sun exposure. When cells are nourished with adequate amounts of vitamin E, it helps to stabilize cell membranes. Since cells are ubiquitous throughout the body, vitamin E is very important to maintaining general good health.*
Over 90% of Americans do not get enough vitamin E from food alone.2 The recommended dietary allowance or RDA is 15 mg/day of alpha-tocopherol. Of the many popular eating patterns available, low fat diets are most likely to fall below this recommendation.3 Vegetable oils are the primary source of vitamin E in most diets. Additional dietary sources include nuts and seeds such as sunflower seeds, almonds, and hazelnuts as well as fruits and vegetables such as avocado, spinach, asparagus, Swiss chard, and broccoli.1
It can be difficult to meet the daily requirements for vitamin E without increasing fat intake above the recommended limits unless particular care is taken to change the diet to focus on nuts, seeds, and a variety of fruits and vegetables.1 Vitamin E supplements are an easy way to fill in those nutritional gaps that may occur from relying on food intake alone. Since vitamin E is fat-soluble, taking supplements with a fat containing meal can help to improve absorption.
The most notable benefit of vitamin E is its beneficial antioxidant properties.† Vitamin E also plays a very important role in stabilizing cell membranes.† This makes it an essential nutrient for many cells such as heart muscle cells and helps them to function optimally.† Vitamin E can be found in nerve cells and also the outermost layer of the skin.† It is also an integral part of the cell membranes of immune cells and contributes to healthy immune function.†
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SUGGESTED USE: Take one softgel daily, preferably with a meal.
INGREDIENTS: dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Gelatin, Glycerin. No Artificial Colors. No Artificial Flavors. No Preservatives. No
Yeast or Starch. No Gluten.
CAUTION: Consult your physician before taking this product if you have vascular disease (such as heart disease or history of stroke) or diabetes, are pregnant or nursing, taking medication, facing surgery, have bleeding problems, or undergoing any treatment which may affect the ability of blood to clot.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature, tightly closed.
This item is verified by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) which is an independent, scientific, nonprofit organization that sets strict quality and purity standards for dietary supplements manufactured and distributed worldwide. The USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration.
Since 1995, the Kirkland Signature brand has been providing high quality supplements at a great member value. Kirkland Signature
vitamins, minerals, and supplements are made from carefully selected ingredients from trusted suppliers. The supplements are manufactured in accordance with the Good Manufacturing Practice standards. Additionally, many of the items are verified by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) which is an independent, scientific, non-profit organization that sets strict quality and purity standards for dietary supplements.