Vitamin E is a family of naturally occurring compounds, tocopherols and tocotrienols. A potent antioxidant, Vitamin E helps to protect cell membranes, lipoproteins, fats, and Vitamin A from destructive oxidation caused by environmental and industrial pollutants. Vitamin E is also important for reproductive function and circulation. Birth control pills, alcohol, smoking and pollution deplete the body of Vitamin E.
There are 2 sources of Vitamin E, natural E (d-alpha) and synthetic E (dl-alpha). Although synthetic Vitamin E is less expensive to create, the natural form of the vitamin appears to be more bioavailable and remain in the body longer. While most supplements provide only tocopherols, Vista Natural Wellness Perfect E delivers the entire all-natural tocopherol/tocotrienol family in a perfectly balanced formulation.
Vitamin E should always be taken with the trace mineral Selenium. Selenium is usually found in the same foods that are high in Vitamin E probably due to the protective properties of Selenium upon the Vitamin E family. More specifically, Selenium protects Vitamin E from oxidative damage by acting as an antioxidant.