JAMA has published a study showing a 17% increase in prostate cancer in men who took Vitamin E. When I saw the headlines on Facebook via NPR, I suspected immediately that this was another case of using fractionated Vitamin E, and it was. The researchers used alpha tocopherol which, from my perspective, should have been taken off the market long ago. Not only is the study using only alpha tocopherols but it is a synthetic form, which is even less desirable.
I’ve been telling my clients for many, many years not to take alpha tocopherol. If you take Vitamin E, you should take high Gamma or mixed Gamma and Delta tocopherols, and never alpha alone. The research on this is not new, and I have written about it before in regard to other issues.
Would taking mixed or high Gamma tocopherols actually be helpful for men in regard to prostate cancer? I have no idea whether there are other more appropriate studies being done, but there is little financial incentive to do research with supplements, as opposed to brand-able, patent-able pharmaceuticals. In the meantime, I check everything each client takes using Autonomic Response Testing, as taught by Dr Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD. I have been using muscle testing for over twenty years, and I find it a highly useful and reliable approach, as do my clients.
Want to make sure that everything you’re taking is actually beneficial? And that you aren’t taking anything that is in fact harmful? Schedule an appointment, in person, or by phone or webcam.
Not only is the study using only alpha tocopherols but it is a synthetic form, which is even less desirable.