Natural mixed-tocopherol Vitamin E may be used to improve immune function, slow down the aging process, and protect against air and chemical pollutants. Vitamin E may reduce the risk of cataract formation, decrease exercise-induced damage and slow down the progression of Alzheimers. In the female reproductive system, Vitamin E has proven useful in the reduction of premenstrual breast pain and tenderness, and in relieving hot flushes and menopausal vaginal complaints. Vitamin E may be applied both internally and externally (applied directly to the skin) to improve wound healing and skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. It is recommended to take 400-800iu daily, doses up to 1200iu have been suggested in those with heart disease. Discovered in the 1920's we are only recently beginning to appreciate the true therapeutic value of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a generic term for a group of related compounds called tocopherols, which occur in four major forms : alpha, beta, delta and gamma-tocopherols. One of Vitamin E's most important functions is to protect cell membranes by assisting in destroying or neutralising free radicals, the unstable oxygen molecules that cause damage to cells. Its beneficial effects are due to a reduction in harmful low density lipoproteins (LDL's), the prevention of blood clots and a reduction in inflammatory processes that have been linked to heart problems. Vitamin E's protective action confers other beneficial effects on the body. There is evidence to suggest that Vitamin E improves immune function, particularly in the elderly and protects against air and chemical pollutants. Vitamin E may reduce the risk of cataract formation, decrease exercise-induced damage and may slow down the progression of Alzheimers. It is also useful in the relief of premenstrual breast pain and tenderness. May assist in the maintenance of healthy blood vessels. Supports healthy blood circulation. To provide assistance to the body against the damaging effects of free radicals. Thompson's new Vitamin E family is non-genetically modified and now contains the trace mineral selenium in a natural mixed tocopherol fomula. Selenium has been added to increase Vitamin E's therapeutic impact and because of New Zealand soils' poor selenium content. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Active Ingredients Per Capsule d-alpha-tocopherol 325mg - equiv. natural Vitamin E 484 IU Mixed Tocopherols 110mg - equiv. natural Vitamin E 16 IU Selenomethionine 64.5mcg - equiv. Selenium 26mcg Directions: Adults: Take one capsule daily with food or as advised by your healthcare professional. Cautions: This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 micrograms for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded. Use only as directed and always read the label. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet No added corn, dairy, egg, gluten, lactose, nuts, shellfish, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial colouring, flavouring or preservatives. Vegetarian and vegan friendly. Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.