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Microgenics Vitamin E 500IU 120 Capsules

Vitamin E helps reduce free radical damage to body cells.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and is involved in many processes in the body. Its most important function is that of an anti-oxidant to scavenge free radicals.

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INGREDIENT INFORMATION
Free radicals form as a result of normal body processes as well as exposure to environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet radiation from the sun; and can cause damage that shortens the life of the cells. Prolonged or excessive exposure to free radicals has been implicated in many conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, degenerative diseases and accelerated ageing in general.

Vitamin E may help reduce free radical damage and slow the ageing process of cells, and thus help promote general health1.

Supports a healthy immune system
Even though Vitamin C is the first vitamin people think of to support the immune system, research has now established that the body also needs vitamin E to support the immune system so that it can fight off invading bacteria and viruses2.

Vitamin E is thought to support the immune system through its antioxidant function. Significant oxidative stress can damage immune cells, and deprive the body of the tools to repair them. Damaged immune cells die, which means the immune system cannot eliminate the pathogens and an infection can become chronic. By supplementing with vitamin E, it is possible to save immune cells from
dying due to oxidative stress3,4.

Further research shows that the elderly could benefit from supplementing with vitamin E to support their immune system. Studies show that a daily intake of 200mg of vitamin E can improve the immune response to various vaccines in healthy subjects with no adverse effects5.

Enhanced resistance to viral diseases, again in the elderly, has been associated with a reduced number of infections over a three-year period6. Research also found that men over 65 years of age, who lived in the city and smoked 5-14 cigarettes per day, and took Vitamin E daily, had a significantly decreased risk on the common cold7.

Wound healing
Several studies have demonstrated that vitamin E supports wound healing, and enhances the rate of wound closure, especially in the elderly8.

SUMMARISED
▪ Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help protect against damage by free radicals caused by environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet radiation from the sun
▪ Vitamin E can support the immune system and can help fight viruses and bacteria, especially in the elderly
▪ Vitamin E can support wound healing, especially in the elderly

PRODUCT BENEFITS
▪ Convenient 1-a-day formula
▪ Capsule for better absorption

APPROVED LABEL CLAIM
Microgenics Vitamin E 500IU contains natural Vitamin E which is an antioxidant which helps reduce free radical damage in the body. It also supports healthy immune system function and wound healing.
▪ üüVitamin E helps reduce free radical damage to body cells
▪ üüSupports healthy immune system health
▪ üüMaintains immune system function

INGREDIENTS (per capsule)
d-alpha-Tocopherol (Vitamin E 500IU) 335.6mg

CONTAINS NO ADDED
Wheat, corn, gluten, yeast, dairy products, egg, artificial flavours, colours, preservatives or sweeteners.

STORAGE INFORMATION
Store below 30°C, away from children. Take in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet.

DOSE
Adults, take 1 capsule once daily, with meals, or as directed by your healthcare professional.

CAUTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
Vitamins and minerals can only be of assistance if
dietary intake is inadequate. If symptoms persist
consult your healthcare professional. Always read
the label. Take only as directed. Do not use if
tamper evidence seal is missing, torn or broken.
Contains soy and sulfites.
CAUTION: Vitamin E may raise blood pressure.
Monitor by GP if the customer has hypertension.

MEDICINE INTERACTIONS
If taking prescription medication or if in doubt
consult your healthcare professional.