Vitamin E is the body’s naturally occurring lubricant as well as a very powerful antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals in the body. Free radicals are the naturally occurring byproducts of many metabolic functions in the body. We are also exposed to free radicals through environmental factors. The body has built-in systems for rendering these particles harmless and flushing them out as waste. Vitamin E is vital for its antioxidant effects and its ability to support cardiovascular wellness, cellular membrane function and integrity, and many other aspects of whole health.*
WHY THE MODERN DIET TENDS TO RUN LOW ON VITAMIN E
Around the year 1900, the average American consumed at least 100 I.U. (international units) of natural Vitamin E each day. The primary source for Vitamin E was stone ground whole wheat bread. However, in the late 1800’s the rolling mill was invented. The machine separated the wheat germ from the wheat bran leaving only the kernel. This provided nice white flour and it became very popular. However, this milling process removed many of the vital nutrients essential to our bodies, including the majority of the Vitamin E, as the wheat germ and wheat bran contained these nutrients.
Stone ground wheat also turned rancid very quickly and by removing the wheat germ and wheat bran, the product could be packaged in five or ten pound packages and dramatically extended its shelf life. This made the product much easier to store and sell, but it also robbed the body of some very essential nutrients.
Besides breads, Vitamin E has been taken out of virtually all foods found at grocery stores as the Vitamin E will cause the food to turn rancid much more quickly, which diminishes the shelf life of the products. Vitamin E is the only substance that is not added back into most foods as this creates a significant problem in the distribution and shelf life of these products.
Roy Erickson, founder of A.C. Grace Company, saw the direct link between the increase of heart health challenges and the stripping of Vitamin E from our foods. Since 1900 (about the same time as the invention of the rolling mill), heart health challenges have increased significantly. Mr. Erickson firmly believed if everyone took Vitamin E, it would change the health of America!*
Doctors and medical researchers agree as well, recommending high quality Vitamin E supplementation especially for those who wish to support heart health. But not all Vitamin E supplements are created equal. Many are poorly manufactured and turn rancid, rendering their health benefits negligible. Be sure to research and find a brand that is high quality. We’re certain that when you understand the science and care put into UNIQUE E®, you’ll choose our product for your heart health, metabolic support, and general whole health goals.*