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This study involved 232 dementia-free people who were aged 80 years or older and who were followed for up to 6 years. The study found that the people with the highest plasma levels of all 8 forms of vitamin E (alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherols) and (alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocotrienols) were found to have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), compared to people with blood lower plasma levels of Vitamin E.The authors conclude, “that high plasma levels of Vitamin E are associated with a reduced risk of AD in advanced age. The neuro-protective effect of vitamin E seems to be related to the combination of the 8 different forms of Vitamin E, rather than to alpha-tocopherol alone, whose efficacy in interventions against AD is currently debated.”
Greg’s Comments: As you can see from the above test there are 8 forms of Vitamin E and all play an important role in your health especially in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately the majority of the Vitamin E available in retail outlets contains only one type of Vitamin E and that’s the alpha tocopherol. Taking this form of Vitamin E does have some benefits, but over a period depletes the other forms. So if you are worried about your risk of Alzheimer’s disease then look at taking a Vitamin E supplement. Our Pure Oil Innovation Vitamin E product contains all 8 forms of Vitamin E.
Reference: “High Plasma Levels of Vitamin E Forms and Reduced Alzheimer’s Disease Risk in Advanced Age,” Mangialasche F, Kivipelto M, et al, J Alzheimer’s Dis, 2010 April 22; [Epub ahead of print]. (Address: Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, Italy).