Carlson Labs E-Gems Elite 400 IU - 60 Softgels Carlson Labs E-Gems Elite is an exclusive blend of 8 forms of natural-source tocopherols and tocotrienols providing the antioxidant benefits of the enitre family of Vitamin E. Research supports thatthe Carlson Labs E-Gems Elitenatural form of Vitamin E as found in foods have beneficial properties playing roles in protecting body cells from free radical damage. Carlson Labs E-Gems Elite provides 400 IU of Vitamin E as d-alpha tocopherol, plus the benefits of beta, delta, and gamma tocopherols and their 4 corresponding tocotrienols. Carlson Labs E-Gems Elite are golden gelatin gems containing concentrated Natural-source Vitamin E oil, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate. Vitamin E is an essential nutrient and important antioxidant that promotes a healthy heart and cardiovascular system to help maintain your good health. Carlson Labs E-Gems Elite are twice as active as synthetic vitamin E inside our bodies. The Vitamin E is derived from soybean oil; synthetic Vitamin E is never used. With over 50 years of of scientific research, Vitamin E has gained notoriety as one of the most predominant and active antioxidant nutrients. The amounts of Vitamin E effective within clinical studies are not obtainable, even from a well-balanced diet, and that is why many people choose a Vitamin E supplement. Scientists have found Natural Vitamin E is retained in the body many times longer than Synthetic Vitamin E. Vitamin E isessential to life. We can not survive without it! Several prominent researchers believe that to perform at its best, the human body needs more than the U.S. Daily Value (DV) of 30 IU Vitamin E daily. The average American diet supplies considerably less than this amount. Dr. Evan Shute, a Canadian physician internationally recognized for his 30 years of clinical work with Vitamin E stated, "We think that the average normal female should have 400 IU a day and the average normal male about 600 IU a day.