US Pharm. 2013;38(5):42.
Corvallis, OR—A new review has found that there are biological
mechanisms for routine elimination of excess vitamin E that render it
nearly impossible to take a harmful amount, whether in the diet or
through supplementation. According to Maret Traber, PhD, of the Linus
Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, it is impossible for toxic
levels of vitamin E to accumulate in the liver or other tissues. Two
major systems in the liver routinely excrete excessive amounts of
vitamin E, and the very high intakes achieved with supplementation
merely double tissue levels, which is not harmful. A more important
issue, says Dr. Traber, is that more than 90% of people in the United
States have inadequate vitamin E in their diet.
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