Natural vitamin E has powerful antioxidant properties. Vitamin E benefits from a health claim for the protection of cells against oxidative stress. Early administration of vitamin E to low birth weight (less than 1500 g) infants results in alleviation of the symptoms of retinopathy of prematurity and a lowered incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage. If vitamin E is given to children with cholestatic liver disease (orally or parenterally) before 3 years of age, neurological symptoms such as areflexia, ataxia, and sensory neuropathy are prevented or reversed. Restitution of neurological
function is more limited in children ages 5-17 years even after prolonged therapy. Vitamin E is also useful in prevention of neuropathy and retinopathy associated with abetalipoproteinemia and cystic fibrosis. Blood levels of tocopherol are often low in subjects with hemolytic anemias. Administration of vitamin E to G-6-P-D-deficient subjects increased hemoglobin levels, and decreased the number of irreversibly sickled cells in sickle-cell anemia subjects. Most trials have indicated that administration of vitamin E for 6 months or more to subjects with intermittent claudication results in longer walking distance and improved blood flow. Vitamin E reduces platelet aggregation, platelet adhesion to collagen, and platelet thromboxane production. Prostacyclin production is generally enhanced. The significance of these effects to thrombotic diseases. Epidemiological studies have indicated that subjects with higher blood levels of vitamin E have lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease and cancer, a lower risk of breast cancer, and a lower incidence of infections.
Available in powdered form based on silica:
- Dry white to off white free flowing powder. Practically odourless.
- D-α-tocopherol acetate is more stable than D-α-tocopherol and is particularly recommended for products with a
long shelf-life or stored in unfavourable conditions.
Application: It is also very suitable for multivitamin/mineral tablets, and tor hard gelatin capsules.
Stability: Dry vitamin E acetate 50% DC has excellent stability even in the presence of minerals. The product is stable when it is stored in the original containers at room temperature. 6 Months stability data available.
Storage: The product should be stored in the tightly sealed original packaging at room temperature in a dry and dark place.
Country of origin: India