“You are wise to question who you can trust when it comes to maintaining, enhancing or rebuilding your health.
With all websites, newspapers, magazines and other publications offering health advice, with every new multi-million dollar TV ad for another proclaimed miracle drug, with any recommendation offered by traditional and natural physicians, it is essential to answer this question above all others: what is their real motivation?
Only if the answer provides you with a sense of security, move on to the next important question: what are their qualifications? The primary trick of the existing medical establishment is to get you to forget that first question – their real motivation – by dazzling you with what appears to be magnificently trustworthy qualifications.
But clinical trials conducted by heavily biased “researchers,” advertisements and news stories carefully scripted to scare you into belief, highly polished corporate offices and corporate websites, and an extreme focus on whatever has the most profit potential – not lifesaving or life-enhancing potential – are not qualifications. They are scams.
Don’t fall for them.
My motivation, whether you are a member of the Mercola.com community, or have just heard about me for the first time, is to make you as healthy as you can possibly be. This involves:
- Providing the most up to date natural health information and resources that will most benefit you and,
- Exposing corporate, government and mass media hype that diverts you away from what is truly best for your health and often to a path that leads straight into an early grave.
Mercola.com is not, in other words, a tool to get me a bigger house and car, or to run for Senate. I fund this site, and therefore, am not handcuffed to any advertisers, silent partners or corporate parents.
When I offer or recommend products, I do so because I have actively researched them and find they are the best in that category for your health. I ignore substandard products, and products not directly pertinent to your health, regardless of any potential financial upside.”
“There are plenty of vitamin E supplements on the market. You can find one practically anywhere you look. But the vast majority of them use soy as their source of vitamin E.
So when looking for a good alternative, I wanted to not only avoid soy but also wanted to make sure whatever natural source of vitamin E was used was not genetically engineered (GE). That’s why I decided to use sunflowers for the source of vitamin E. They are an excellent natural source of vitamin E.
But soy isn’t the only thing you need to be wary of.
It is vital to get a balance of all eight nutrients in a vitamin E supplement you take to complement your healthy diet.
You see if the vitamin E supplement only contains alpha tocopherol (synthetic or natural), there’s another major issue. If high levels of alpha tocopherol flood your system, they can potentially deplete the other tocopherols and tocotrienols from your body…
Here’s how my Vitamin E supplement provides a fantastic balance of all four tocopherol and tocotrienol compounds…
- Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol) – 200 international units (IU)
- Tocopherol complex – 150 milligrams (mg) with alpha tocopherol, beta tocopherol, gamma tocopherol, and delta tocopherol
- Palm and Rice Tocotrienol – 35 mg with alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocotrienols
There are very few formulas I’ve run across that come close to this type of balance. And when it comes to tocotrienols, there are even fewer choices available.”
Like you’ll hear Dr. Mercola say on his website, I do not see a NEED for a ton of supplements. Most of what you need on a daily basis should come from your diverse, plant-rich diet. That’s not to say supplements cannot help fill the gaps in our diet–because they can. As an antioxidant found in many foods (in small amounts–the most concentrated being Wheat Germ) Vitamin E is something our bodies need. This supplement by Dr. Mercola is one of the few out there that is derived from sunflowers, versus soy. Since 91% of soy in the US is genetically modified, it behooves you to steer away from it when possible.
From what I know about this product, I see it to be a good choice as a Vitamin E single-vitamin supplement. I would love to see further proof or literature that this Mercola Vitamin E is derived from ORGANIC sunflower oil. That, to me, would solidify its quality.