vitamin E is one of the great fat-soluble antioxidants. It is able to go where ordinary water-soluble antioxidants cannot. Vitamin E helps stop oxygen in red blood cells from turning into harmful peroxides. As well, it protects other vitamins from oxidation in the digestive tract.
Most vitamin E products contain only d-alpha tocopherol and often the synthetic form. New Roots Herbal’s Vitamin E8 contains all eight members of the vitamin E family —four tocopherols and four tocotrienols— extracted from vegetable oils that are present in their natural, fully active unesterified form.
The phytosterols present have cholesterol-lowering properties and may reduce the risk of heart disease. They are very important in maintaining good skin health and a youthful appearance. Squalenes interact with glycolipids present in the skin. They help maintain the skin’s barrier properties and flexibility and help maintain suppleness.