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Old 12-10-2005, 02:43 PM   #1
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Vitamin E, how much do you take?

Hi, I decided to try Vitamin E since none of the other vitamins seem to help with aches and pains or hot flashes from perimenopause. I had an old bottle that expired in June of last year that was 1000 IU and it seems to help some so far. I just bought a new bottle that has 400 IU and am wondering how many I should take in a day and when (it says 1-2 a day on the bottle). Does it help many people here and does anyone else take anything else? I can't stand those fish oil capsules, I took them for a little over a week and the aftertaste was awful and they didn't help at all. Thanks for any suggestions you can make.


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Old 12-11-2005, 05:38 AM   #2
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Re: Vitamin E, how much do you take?

Hi Diane,
Well I used to take 400 iu a day of vitamin E, but recently they said something about high doses may cause heart problems rather than help. So now I limit it to 100 iu per day. Some people have had problems with the aftertaste of the fish oil. And that may be avoided by either refrigerating or freezing them, and taking them with the largest meal of the day, so you could try that. I took them 3 weeks before my anxiety attacks stopped, so it may take time to notice any benefit from them. Plus they have so many benefits, I would take them anyway.
I also take flaxseed oil.
With this combo of oils I've had less achiness, dry eyes are better, skin is better, anxiety is gone and my moods have improved (not my attitude though!). Hasn't helped with hot flashes, at least for me.
Oh! And I sleep WAY better.

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Old 12-11-2005, 10:04 PM   #3
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Re: Vitamin E, how much do you take?

Thanks, Hellas for your reply. I think I'd better be careful how much vitamin E I take then. I just got a bottle of glucosamine chondroiton <sp>. It contains vitamin E in it (400 IU) so I guess that'll take care of my daily supply. I'm having hubby take some for his arthritis also so we'll see if it helps


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