Vitamin E is a generic term for a family of tocopherols and tocotrienols – each available in alpha, beta, gamma and delta forms. These eight compounds are similar in structure, but serve different applications in the body. Yet, they function better when they work as a team. Together, they support the immune system, aid in heart health and enhance antioxidant production. Exceptional dietary sources of vitamin E include wheat germ oil, fortified cereals, sunflower seeds, almonds and hazelnuts.
DV is 30 IU. However, research supports 30 IU to 1000 IU and has shown that all eight vitamin E compounds (alpha, beta, delta and gamma tocopherols and tocotrienols) taken together may have significant heart health benefits.