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by 547 · July 30, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I live in Iceland and we have canned cod livers (in their own oils) and cod liver pate in all the grocery stores. I've started eating these 115g packs during my pregnancy instead of taking cod liver oil as I found I was unable to tolerate taking... (more)

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by 0 · July 26, 2014 at 5:08 AM

Any good sources of vitamin E and selenium besides almonds and brazil nuts?

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missmiddlemarch 0 · July 26, 2014 at 5:08 AM

I really love the Crown Prince naturally smoked oysters and smoked clams, (high in selenium, Trader Joe's has them), as a source. They are tasty eaten right from the tin, cooked with eggs or in main dishes. They are also super easy to pack for... (more)

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by 48 · June 10, 2014 at 7:09 PM

I don't know how to get enough vitamin E without nuts...I don't do veggie oils except coconut, and I feel like I would have to eat a bag of spinach a day..

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Rosenhazavel 0 · June 10, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Red Palm oil is high in Vitamin E. Papaya provides 11 % of daily Vitamin E. Paprika is another source. Pickles green olives is a source of Vitamin E which can be used with salads

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by 255 · April 23, 2014 at 8:33 PM

How solid is the evidence behind omega 3-6 balance and it's importance? It seems to me unrealistically difficult to get a good balance from whole foods, even when consciously attempting to limit 06. I don't even hit 1/5 ratio without... (more)

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Methodician 0 · April 22, 2014 at 5:23 PM

I'm actually in roughly the same boat as the OP. Ever since going paleo I've bordered on obsession with my n6:n3 ratios + total PUFA levels and yet find it nearly impossible to approach 1:1 or even 4:1 with a whole foods diet unless nearly... (more)

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by 45 · December 02, 2013 at 12:26 AM

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fats-and-oils/593/2 Im trying to determin if vit e would be stable in a bottle of oil (edit to fix link)

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Matt_11 0 · December 01, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Gold star for nearly all MUFAs (low PUFA and saturated fat)! Some vitamin E is nice too.

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by 353 · October 10, 2013 at 10:06 PM

You read a lot about paleo dieters developing some kind of rash. So it was in my case and I probably found the culprit ??? being vitamin E deficiency which I currently supplement but what I am looking for is to leave out the supplements in the... (more)

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glib 0 · October 10, 2013 at 3:43 PM

grassfed meat is a good source of vitamin E

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hello, Paleohackers! I've found answers here to plenty of my questions, and I'm hoping someone can help me with this one! What are some paleo-friendly dietary sources of gamma-tocopherol and gamma-tocotrinol? Back story: I have been taking 400IU... (more)

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Meaty_1 0 · May 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM

The gamma form dominates in natural foods. Red palm oil is a concentrated source.

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I saw that fishoil is more helpful if taken with vitamin E to prevent peroxidation. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1995786) However, I generally take my fishoil in oil form (add it to kefir), but taking my vitamin E in capsule along side (2... (more)

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by 351 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Has anyone had an issue with too much vitamin E or other vitamins? I got almonds, spinach, and blueberries this weekend (all of which are rich in vitamin E) and have been breaking out in yellow splotches- just a few about the size of a quarter on... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · May 06, 2013 at 2:40 AM

Have you tried searching the web for information on vitamin E overdose? That does not sound like a symptom that's widely recognized. Also, overdosing requires large quantities (like, the kind you can only reasonably get from a pill) and takes a... (more)

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by 1772 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Hey, I've read that coconut reduces our need for vitamin E. Is there any evidence showing that it also reduces our need for vitamin A? Thank you.

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Mscott 0 · December 25, 2012 at 12:53 AM

There's some evidence, yeah. "Synthetic diets containing 15% (w/v) fish oil or coconut oil were used to feed growing rats for 4 weeks...in fish oil fed animals, there was also a decrease in vitamin E and A... (more)

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by 1032 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Short Background: Between July 2011 and September 2012 I managed to gain about 60-65 pounds. Going into the reasons why I gained the weight is a whole other discussion. However, I began switching my lifestyle to Paleo this past Fall and really... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · December 17, 2012 at 8:57 PM

primal, i had a problem similar to yours (quick weight gain). i gained 40 lbs in two days and my skin was not prepared for it at all. as soon as i lost the weight, i was left with stretch marks EVERYWHERE. i had never had stretch marks before... (more)

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by 476 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

would palm oil be sufficient? PHD recommends a table spoon a week for E

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Matt_11 0 · October 24, 2012 at 1:30 AM

The general consensus is that food sources of nutrients are superior to nutrient isolates. Cooking with a couple tbsp of virgin red palm oil weekly in addition to a normal diet is probably good enough.

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by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Possible Duplicate: Best way to get vit E? Could you please list the best sources of Vitamin E (at least ten or something like that) that are from food sources only (no supplements)? Only Paleo-friendly sources please! Also, I just want... (more)

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andrew 0 · February 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I use red palm oil a lot - high in vitamin E, both tocopherols and trocotrienols . I am wary of many nuts, as I really don't want to get too many omega 6's. So I eat avocado, mango, oily fish, green vegetables, berries - it all adds up with no... (more)

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by 269 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Possible Duplicate: Best way to get vit E? Vitamin E: do we get enough with Paleo and if not, is supplementing safe? 1) Good food sources of Vitamin E seem anti-Paleo (wheat germ oil, legumes, PUFA oils). I often read that while some... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

I have been looking for fish oil capsules without vitamin E. It has been shown that vitamin E supplementation is unnecessary and in fact bad for your health. However, I have not been able to find a single off-the-shelf product without added... (more)

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anand_srivastava 0 · February 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

It is there to prevent rancidity. If you really want fish oil without Vitamin E, get the fermented one (very expensive), or eat fish.

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by 1377 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

I've been looking into using red palm oil as a vitamin E "supplement," as vitamin E is the only nutrient I'm not hitting high levels on (according to Cron). Apparently virgin palm oil is super-high in tocepherols but I can't seem to find any... (more)

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Dan_14 0 · January 15, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Weekend arrived and I did some deeper digging online. I found two charts (1, 2) that listed the Vitamin E content of palm oils. From the notes I gathered that the palm oils examined were either crude or extra-virgin. I did the math, here's what I... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Saturday Oct 29, 2011 (foodconsumer.org) -- Breast cancer patients should take vitamin C and E supplements and avoid use of combination carotenoids, a new study in the Sept 2011 issue of Cancer suggests. The study shows that breast cancer... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · October 30, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Well that recent controversy was about an increased risk of prostate cancer. I should expect that none of the female breast cancer patients in this study had a prostate gland.

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by 3180 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Saw on the news--a study of 35,000 men showed a 17% increase in prostate cancer for men that took Vit E over placebo...

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Annie 0 · October 12, 2011 at 1:39 PM

If we lived in a pristine world with no pollution and chemicals etc that are completely overwhelming our bodies' natural antioxidant capabilities, I would say ditch the vitamins. But since we live in our modern chemical soup world, I would... (more)

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by 32518 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Thanks to Travis & his recent (fabulous) posts on Zinc and hormones, I started putting two and two together and found this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17289285 More details here in the original... (more)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · September 11, 2011 at 4:18 AM

No, I haven't tried it for cramps, but get this: Travis' post led me to read a bit more on zinc and I found some information saying that many migraine sufferers have low levels of magnesium (which I knew) and high levels of copper (which I didn't... (more)

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by 393 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

It says on my fish oil that it has 33% of RDA per teaspoonful of vitamin E. I am wondering if the vitamin E added to fish oil (I'm guessing they refined it from soybean oil and added it to prevent oxidation) is actually used by the body for... (more)

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Lindsay 0 · March 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM

It seems there is some vitamin E naturally occurring in certain types of fish oil. Especially ones that come from sardines and such. Vitamin A is much more dominant. Personally, I think it would be safer to eat the fish. Or olives.

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by 393 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Does anyone know how Vitamin E is extracted from soybean oil when they make supplements? I am wondering if this process can leave intact any of the isoflavones from soybean oil in the vitamin supplement derived from it? EDIT: Look at the comment... (more)

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daz 0 · March 24, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Dexter, referring to your comment "refined soybean oil doesn't seem to have any of the things that make soy bad". Did your further digging find that this is the case for all supplements with Soy, or do you think it may vary from brand... (more)

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by 18397 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Almonds contain a very high amount of Vitamin E, which we all know protects against oxidation. Many sources rank almonds in the top 5 or even top 3 for VitE content of all known foods. Can anyone provide a sound argument that defeats the idea that... (more)

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Annie 0 · September 29, 2011 at 7:30 PM

I agree with Majikinetor. Despite high omega 6 concentrations in nuts such as walnuts, I don't think it's paleo at all to start demonizing whole organic foods because of one element in these foods. That's like saying let's stop eating red meat... (more)

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by 4163 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Possible Duplicate: Vitamin Analysis: “E” Must Stand for “Elusive” Although we definitely don't need as much if we keep PUFA low, I read that it is estimated that HG intake of E is around 33mg. I barely scrape 10mg... (more)

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Eva 0 · February 08, 2011 at 5:11 AM

When I looked into E, seems like people can't agree on its importance. Some feel E may not even be essential but more of an antioxidant type of thing. Perhaps we just don't have enough data yet to even answer that question. Personally, it's one... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

In the most fishoils here it is Vitamin E as a Antioxidant. One is very good, i tried. Now i saw it has vitamin E. I get skeptic. Do you know on bad side effect of Vitamin E. Im sure some are sensitive on this. I heard worse things on synthetic... (more)

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Kris 0 · January 28, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Where I come from pretty much all the fish oil is supplemented with Vit E. I think it's just to prevent oxidation and it's not a very large amount. I'd rather have Vit E there to prevent oxidation than some synthetic preservative. If I were you... (more)

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by 3244 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

I track my food intake through CRON-O-METER and just ran a report. The strict paleo regime I've been following looks pretty amazing when vitamins and lipids are analyzed. The only glaring gap in the whole shebang seems to be Vitamin E, which... (more)

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JRM 0 · January 19, 2011 at 11:03 PM

My guess would be that RDA for vitamin E assumes that the diet is high in polyunsaturated fats and thus the level is higher than it needs to be. A diet low in polyunsaturated fats wouldn't require the same level of vitamin E.