A superior mixed-tocopherol formula.
- contains all of the natural forms of vitamin E
- no soy oil added
- a good source of gamma tocopherol*
Ultimate-E contains all of the natural isomers of vitamin E. Tocopherols provide protection from free radicals and products of oxygenation, including lipid peroxides and singlet oxygen radicals.* Gamma-tocopherol inhibits the enzyme cyclooxygenase, whereas alpha-tocopherol does not appear to have a significant effect on this enzyme.* Human studies comparing diets supplemented with both gamma- and alpha-tocopherols (more gamma than alpha) to diets supplemented primarily with alpha-tocopherol found more DNA protection in the mixed-tocopherol group than in the alpha-tocopherol-only group.*
Antioxidants such as vitamin E are vital to the overall antioxidant capacity in the blood and tissues.* Numerous clinical studies have shown vitamin E is beneficial to the cardiovascular system, and recent studies looking at mixed tocopherols have indicated they have a stronger inhibitory effect on lipid peroxidation than alpha-tocopherol alone, indicating a more potent antioxidant effect of mixed tocopherols.* Supplementing with Ultimate-E, with its naturally occurring ratio of tocopherols, is an efficient way to supplement the vitamin E molecules – without the addition of soy oil as a filler.
Thorne's Ultimate-E contains pure, undiluted vitamin E. The vitamin E is extracted from a mixture of vegetable oils, including soy oil. However, any potentially allergenic soy residues are removed during the distillation process and, unlike most vitamin E products on the market, Ultimate-E is not diluted with soy oil. Because the tocopherols come from a natural source, the exact tocopherol profile can vary slightly from batch to batch, although extra alpha-tocopherol is added to each batch to standardize the amount of this important tocopherol to 500 IU per capsule.
One Gelcap Contains:
Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopherol from 1,000 mg Mixed Tocopherols) 500 IU.
Typical profile of Ultimate-E:
d-Alpha Tocopherol (500 IU minimum) 335 mg.
Beta tocopherol* 9-11 mg.
Gamma tocopherol* 400-450 mg.
Delta tocopherol* 115-150 mg.
* Beta, Gamma, and Delta tocopherols do not have recognized IU equivalents. Beta, Gamma, and Delta tocopherols vary slightly with this natural product which is weight-adjusted to achieve 500 IU d-alpha tocopherol.
Other Ingredients: Medium Chain Triglyceride Oil, Gelatin (from tilapia), Purified Water and Glycerin (vegetable source) gelcap.
Contains ingredient derived from fish (tilapia).
Suggested Use: Take 1 gelcap one to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
Statements and Warnings
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
The gelatin in the Ultimate-E softgel capsule is derived from fish.
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.