I think you may want to lower your intake. Vitamin E is a fat soluable vitamin which means the excess doesnt get flushed out like lets say Vitamin C which is a water soluable vitamin. You can take large doses of Vitamin C because it is water soluable and will get flushed out. Fat soluable vitamins do just what they say, they are absorbed into the body and not flushed out.
This link says 1,500 IU should be the top intake amount, but you will want to do some more research on this subject for sure:
It's possible that's too much. I did just read a book by a neurologist where he recommends supplementing with 400-600 mg Vit E for optimum brain health, and that's the highest recommendation I've seen. (He's not a supplement nut; he thinks all other vitamins are best obtained from a balanced, whole foods, primarily vegetarian diet.) I think if you're taking 2000% of the RDA, you're taking quite a bit more than that.
Well, I went back and checked mine on FitDay (from a few months ago when I was logging my food) and it shows:
my RDA = 8 mg ATE (alpha-tocopherol equivalents)
my intake for the month = 232 mg
% RDA = 2901%
I thought the RDA was higher than that, more like 20+ mg per day. So actually, 2900% of the RDA doesn't really bother me, because it's only 200+ mg, when the doctor I mentioned recommends 400-600 mg as a safe, conservative amount that shouldn't hurt you but may improve your brain's health.
There are studies in which high doses of Vit. E are associated with higher mortality in humans. We had high doses in rheumatology a couple of years ago and urge patients not to take more than 100 IE twice per week.
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