Why You Need Vitamin E
A lot of people spend a lot of time and money in laboratories looking for prostate treatments that wouldn't be necessary if men were more properly nourished.
Many common prostate problems would be rare if our diets contained adequate nutritional elements. Prostate health would then be the norm for men of all ages.
Everyone has heard about Vitamin E and all of it's "miraculous" powers. The fact is, all the vitamins have "miraculous" powers. We would literally die without any one of them. They all perform various functions that create the miracle we know as life.
Vitamin E is very important in 2 specific roles in male health. Impotence and prostate cancer.
Deficiency of this vitamin causes loss of fertility in men. It is required for the formation of key sex hormones and enzymes responsible for sperm production. Deficiency inhibits the formation of sperm.
It may also aid in sperm mobility.
Lack of antioxidants (Vit E included) cause free radical damage to the cells of the body. The delicate wall of the sperm cell is highly succeptible to this kind of damage. This can cause infertility.
Vit E is a "free radical scavenger". It can prevent this damage. It increases the ability of sperm to fertilize an egg. The sperm become better able to attach to an egg.
In clinical study, men taking an E supplement for 3 months (400mg per day, natural, not synthetic) had sperm that were 2 1/2 times as potent as before the test began. (R. Bayer, "Treatment of Infertility with Vitamin E", Int J Fertil 1960; 5:70-78)
Another study in Saudi Arabia found that 20% of the men with low fertility, who were previously unable to conceive a child, became fathers!
Vit E is used up more quickly when consuming fish oils and vegetable oils. So, be sure to add Vitamin when using these oils.
Worldwide research shows the benefits of adding the correct type of Vitamin E to your diet to be amazing!
In a Clinical study by Dr. Demetrius Albanes, daily Vit E supplementation reduced prostate cancer by 32% and the death rate from prostate cancer by 41%. Pretty darn impressive!
In laboratory test by Dr. Qing Jiong, gamma tocopherol (one of the 8 natural forms of the vitamin. And, the form most present in our foods.) was shown to induce death in laboratory grown cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. It did this by interrupting spingolipid synthesis.
The study also showed that the anti-cancer effect was enhanced with the use of mixed tocopherols (containing gama tocopherol).
Research team led by Dr. Shuyuan Yeh found that Vit E caused a:
With a decrease of 25% - 50% in the number of cancer cells. They found alpha-tocopherol-succinate to be most effective.
The researchers from New York's University of Rochester found that adding Vit E to cancer cells inhibits the production of the androgen receptor (AR) which is needed in order for prostate cancer cells to grow and develope.
There are many forms of Vitamin E available in the stores and on line. Be sure to use natural form only. Stay away from all the synthetic forms. They do not give the results and they are all toxic. They are labeled dl-alpha-tocopherol not d-alphatocopherol (dl is synthetic).
It is better to use a Vitamin E Complex rather than a single form. Nature always works with nutrients in combinations. Hundreds of combinations. Never as isolates. Complex combinations is the way nutrients occur in nature.
There are 8 natural forms of Natural Vitamin E. D-alpha-tocopherol is the most common.
The test by Dr. Shuyuan Yeh used alpha-tocopherol-succinate.
The research done by Dr. Qing Jiong used gama-tocopherol. This form is not as commonly known. It was used most effectively in a mixed tocopherol combination.
Vitamin E is also an oil soluable vitamin. It requires fats for absorbtion. You need some fat in your meal to use this vitamin effectively. Fat free and extreme low fat diets deprive you of all the different oil soulable vitamins.
Although we commonly and effectively supplement with vitamins, it is best to make sure you also consume foods that are high in the complete natural nutrients you need. That way you receive the essential nutritional complexes (combinations).
"Vegetable Oils" claim to be a good source of Vit E. You have probabally heard them called "poly-unsaturated" oils. Although these oils contain a small amount of the vitamin, they are dangerous to your health and not a good way to get the vitamin.
All commercial vegetable oils are highly processed. This renders them basically useless.
Cold pressed vegetable oils (with the exception of raw oilve and coconut) are very high in Omega 6 and Omega 9 fats. These "polyunsaturated oils" (Omega 6, and Omega 9) create dangerous amounts of free radicals and can greatly increase your cancer risk.
Raw fresh cold pressed wheat germ oil and fresh raw wheat germ are excellent natural sources of Vitamin E. Whole raw almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, and avocado (California) are good also.
The best healthy source of natural Vit E and of gama-tocopherol is raw (cooking destroys and alters the vitamin) sesame seeds.