Posted by JLx on November 10, 2004, at 10:26:32
In reply to Re: vitamin E and depression » JLx, posted by Larry Hoover on November 6, 2004, at 20:21:39
> > What might be a good amount to take then? Seems to me I've heard not to take too much, but I forget why and how much "too much" is supposed to be. I generally take between 400 and 800 IU.
> > JL
> Based on the National Institutes of Health review, the UL is set at 1,000 mg/day (defined as 1,000 IU). However, and this is a large issue, the uncertainty factor for the UL was set at 36. Thus, the lowest observable adverse effects level is 36,000 IU/day, *and* the adverse effects (clotting disturbances) were primarily attributed to deficiency in vitamin K, such that the effect of the vitamin E was not properly balanced.
> I take 1600 per day, and I think I might increase it. I'm nowhere near 36,000, and if anything, my blood is too thick.
What do you make of this?
Vitamin E May Increase Death Risk, Researchers Say http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39261-2004Nov10.html