ConsumerLab.com Finds Natural Vitamin E Products to be Synthetic

September 20, 2010

In a review of various natural vitamin E products, ConsumerLab.com (White Plains, NY) found \"virtually all\" of two products to be composed of synthetic vitamin E. The report by ConsumerLab states that natural vitamin E is more expensive than the synthetic option.

In a review of various natural vitamin E products, ConsumerLab.com (White Plains, NY) found "virtually all" of two products to be composed of synthetic vitamin E. The report by ConsumerLab states that natural vitamin E is more expensive than the synthetic option.

Additionally, one product fell short of its claimed amount of vitamin E and one product's tablet took 128 minutes to break down. United States Pharmacopoeia (Rockville, MD) requires that a tablet must break down in 30 minutes or less for proper absorption.

ConsumerLab president Tod Cooperman, M.D, advises consumers of how to find the right vitamin E supplement that is as natural as it claims. If you want natural vitamin E... at a minimum, look for a product that lists 'd-alpha tocopherol' (or 'd-alpha tocopheryl') in the ingredient area," says Cooperman. "Not just the word 'natural.'"

The full report can be viewed by subscribers at www.consumerlab.com/reviews/Vitamin_E_Supplements_and_Skin_Care_Products/vitamine/