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Vitamin E

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 28, 2020.

What is it?

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that occurs naturally in foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetable oils and shortening, meat, eggs, milk, and leafy green vegetables. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin important for many processes in the body. Vitamin E is used to treat Vitamin E deficiency. It is available as a liquid and as liquid-filled capsules. Vitamin E, as a fat-soluble vitamin, can be toxic to the liver if it is taken in too high a dose.[1]


[1] Vitamin E. Accessed February 14, 2014 at

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