Important Information on Vitamin E
Vitamin E may be effective for several different uses. However, there is much controversy about some of these uses, such as for cardiovascular disease (see Does Vitamin E Work? for more information).
Because vitamin E has been studied quite a bit, good information about dosing is available. For some of the less-studied uses, the safest and most effective doses have not yet been established. While high-dose vitamin E supplementation was in vogue awhile back, recent concern about the safety of such supplementation has led healthcare providers to recommend a more modest approach.
(Click Vitamin E Dosage for more information.)
Most people do not experience side effects (at normal doses). However, some people may experience side effects, such as:
(Click Vitamin E Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Vitamin E can potentially interact with a few medications (see Vitamin E Drug Interactions).