How much and how often should you take vitamin E capsules?
Take the vitamin E tablets exactly as directed on the label or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
Vitamin E capsules are best taken with food.
Mechanism of Action
The mechanism of action for most vitamin E products are still unknown. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which prevents free radicals from reacting with our cell membranes. One known mechanism of vitamin E’s antioxidant effect is the termination of lipid peroxidation. Vitamin E reacts with unstable lipid radicals, creating stable lipids and a relatively stable vitamin E radical. This new vitamin E radical is then reduced back to a stable vitamin E molecule through interaction with ascorbate or glutathione.