... this true?
Huh? Are you sure? I've never heard that. My great aunt used to use Vit. E oil on her face, every night, and had the nicest, smoothest skin, well into her 90's! But, I guess that's different! Although, I HAVE heard that, if one is eating very well, and the good, real foods, no sugar or processed foods, that we get all the vits/mins we need. Who really knows, there's so many myths out there!? Best of luck.
Hi LindaDD! Welcome to Drugs.com!
Too much Vitamin E CAN cause an overdose. Also, it's possible to have side effects & interactions with other drugs. Perhaps this is what your doctor had referred to years ago.
A direct quote from our website here: "Consultation with a licensed health care professional is advisable before using any herbal/health supplement. Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of herbal/health supplements may be beneficial and coordination of treatment among all health care providers involved may be advantageous. Remember, keep this and all other prescription drug products, over-the-counter drug products, and herbal/health supplements out of the reach of children.".
Typing Vitamin E into our search browser near the top of this page will show you additional information as well.
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What a great question, LindaDD! Perhaps things have changed over the years. I wish you good health!
from Wendy :)
My hubby went to Mayo Clinic back in 1994 & they have you see every doctor for every condition you have when you go up there. The heart doctor he had told him to take Vit E as a supplement for his heart condition, but I have recently read that it doesn't help. So I don't know what to tell you. I personally don't see how it could hurt anything unless you are taking more than a certain amount, but 400iu a day shouldn't hurt you. Anyone else have anything else new about this? I am curious too...
- Vitamin E Information for Consumers
- Vitamin E Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Vitamin E (detailed)
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