Has anyone taken Vitamin E as a supplement for a long time?

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    Jul 27, 2010 5:45 AM GMT
    Vitamin E is good for the skin and everything and I've always believed that you have to take care of your skin since you're a teen, I've recently started to take Vitamin E to avoid wrinkles in the future (I also wear 70+ sunscreen all the time I go out), so has anyone taken Vitamin E for a long time and if so, have you noticed results?
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    Jul 27, 2010 6:53 AM GMT
    You're better off just having a diet high in vegetables. Taking a supplement, you wont have any noticible difference unless you have a deficiency. If you meet the base amount required for your body (which most people do with a regular diet) adding more wont do anything for you. If you're worried about wrinkles, you're better off keeping up your sunscreen idea and just keeping yourself healthy overall (diet, excercise, etc.)
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    Jul 27, 2010 7:19 AM GMT
    I can attest that after 5 years of using SPF 50+ sunscreen for 4-8 hours/day in the sun, I started wearing long sleeves to work now. I noticed tiny white spots starting to form on my arms...not a good sign, but can be corrected by decreasing exposure. Sunscreen only blocks SOME rays...not all...and long-term exposure will take its toll on your skin, depending in part on your genetics.

    Edit: And for the Vit E, yeah, what he said...you can get enough in your diet.
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    Jul 27, 2010 9:44 AM GMT
    OMG WRINKLES that's like so totally eew once you got those you might as well die!!!!!!!!
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    Jul 27, 2010 1:19 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidOMG WRINKLES that's like so totally eew once you got those you might as well die!!!!!!!!


    OMG Ben I didn't mean it that way, see, I like men with wrinkles, but I don't wanna get any myself, I never discriminate based on age, cuz I know that in no time I'll be 30+, 40+, 50+, but I don't think wrinkles=eww lol
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    Jul 27, 2010 1:28 PM GMT
    I pop 400 mg everyday and am using E oil on my two hernia scars. Why bother killing myself doing crunches if there are two 4" scars staring you in the face icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 27, 2010 1:36 PM GMT
    FRONT2BACK saidI pop 400 mg everyday and am using E oil on my two hernia scars. Why bother killing myself doing crunches if there are two 4" scars staring you in the face icon_confused.gif


    And has it worked? If it helps, I don't see no scars in your pics , and besides, you're a major hottie, so scars don't make you ugly or anything. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 27, 2010 1:36 PM GMT
    Anything PREmature isn't a good thing, like wrinkles. I've been taking acetyl-L-carnitine since the early nineties as a nootropic and pro-testosterone enhancer and for the last ten years it's been generally recognized as an important supplement in skin care. The two other staples to a diet and supplement regimen in skin care is alpha lipoic acid and resveratrol.

    Vitamin E in skin care is an idea from the sixties, and although it's a good anti-oxidant for skin care it's a rather generic regimen. I think the misnomer with vitamin E being so awesome for skin is actually because it can be easily applied topically, which actually seems a better way of using vitamin E for skin care. As a topical anti-oxidant it protects the skin from environmental pollutants, gamma ray induced dna damage, etc.
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    Jul 27, 2010 1:47 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidAnything PREmature isn't a good thing, like wrinkles. I've been taking acetyl-L-carnitine since the early nineties as a nootropic and pro-testosterone enhancer and for the last ten years it's been generally recognized as an important supplement in skin care. The two other staples to a diet and supplement regimen in skin care is alpha lipoic acid and resveratrol.

    Vitamin E in skin care is an idea from the sixties, and although it's a good anti-oxidant for skin care it's a rather generic regimen. I think the misnomer with vitamin E being so awesome for skin is actually because it can be easily applied topically, which actually seems a better way of using vitamin E for skin care. As a topical anti-oxidant it protects the skin from environmental pollutants, gamma ray induced dna damage, etc.


    he is 100% correct. I take R-alpha lipoic acid (that works better than the regular) and acetyl-L-carnitine ....funny thing that combo i haven't been sick since and its two years. my skin and everything else i feel is being helped
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    Jul 27, 2010 2:42 PM GMT
    Have been taking 400iu 2x per day for years along with other anti-oxidants. I am almost 50 but am regularly mistaken for a college student, or am asked to show my ID to drunk 20 year olds who think I'm close in age to them. (I look younger in person than in photos.) But I cannot promise you that E is the trick. I gave up getting intoxicated in my early 20s, have always eaten a really healthy diet, and have been committed to exercise, especially strength training , for most of the last 20 years. The thing that makes me age faster than anything is if I give up my workouts for an extended period.

    I have NEVER worn sun screen every day. Also, have heard experts say that any sunscreen rating over 30 is ineffective. And I also just red a few days ago that regular sunscreen may be linked to some forms of cancer. my apologies for not having a citation. Anyhow, i refrain from tanning my face when i go swimming and biking, and use a high quality newer generation sunscreen on those kind of outings when exposure is unavoidable.

    I find that keeping a light tan during summer months is effective in helping to prevent sunburn.
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    Jul 27, 2010 2:59 PM GMT
    devilish_intentions saidVitamin E is good for the skin and everything and I've always believed that you have to take care of your skin since you're a teen, I've recently started to take Vitamin E to avoid wrinkles in the future (I also wear 70+ sunscreen all the time I go out), so has anyone taken Vitamin E for a long time and if so, have you noticed results?


    You really should go outside and play. It'd do you good.

    The number one way to avoid wrinkles is to end up in level 4 security at the state pen. You'll never have to worry about it again. EVER.

    The next best way to avoid those pesky wrinkles is NOT to smoke, nor to associate with those that do. Nothing will age your face like tobacco smoke.

    The next best way is exercise (eww /' ikk) to maintain a youthful appearance.

    Eat. Your body need nutrition.

    And...drink water.

    Life is short.

    Take less time to be The Queen, and a bit more time to LIVE. You'll be happier.

    You're going to get some aging as you go along. That's the truth.
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:09 PM GMT
    Is this legit? dude come on you're 21 but you look 12 and if its really that big of a deal and your really vainglorious then duh get a face lift
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    He's totally self-engaged, and it's silly for a young man to be like that. He needs to get out and LIVE.
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
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    Celticmusl saidAnything PREmature isn't a good thing, like wrinkles. I've been taking acetyl-L-carnitine since the early nineties as a nootropic and pro-testosterone enhancer and for the last ten years it's been generally recognized as an important supplement in skin care. The two other staples to a diet and supplement regimen in skin care is alpha lipoic acid and resveratrol.

    Vitamin E in skin care is an idea from the sixties, and although it's a good anti-oxidant for skin care it's a rather generic regimen. I think the misnomer with vitamin E being so awesome for skin is actually because it can be easily applied topically, which actually seems a better way of using vitamin E for skin care. As a topical anti-oxidant it protects the skin from environmental pollutants, gamma ray induced dna damage, etc.


    he is 100% correct. I take R-alpha lipoic acid (that works better than the regular) and acetyl-L-carnitine ....funny thing that combo i haven't been sick since and its two years. my skin and everything else i feel is being helped


    Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidIs this legit? dude come on you're 21 but you look 12 and if its really that big of a deal and your really vainglorious then duh get a face lift


    I'm not worrying about wrinkles right now, but you should start takin care of your skin (wearing sunscreen, moisturizing your face, etc) when you're young and not wait till it's too late.
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:36 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidHe's totally self-engaged, and it's silly for a young man to be like that. He needs to get out and LIVE.


    It was just a question, it's not like I don't do anything cuz I don't wanna get wrinkles, and you're one to talk, you're always saying to everyone - You're too skinny you're too skinny, not muscular enough icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
    devilish_intentions saidVitamin E is good for the skin and everything and I've always believed that you have to take care of your skin since you're a teen, I've recently started to take Vitamin E to avoid wrinkles in the future (I also wear 70+ sunscreen all the time I go out), so has anyone taken Vitamin E for a long time and if so, have you noticed results?



    Look around you. How many older people in their 30's, 40's, 50's and beyond do you see with NO WRINKLES. Age happens -- wrinkles appear -- it's just a part of becoming older and more mature looking. At some point, all the Vitamin E, moisturizers, and sunscreens in the world can't stop the eventual reality of gravity.
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:49 PM GMT
    devilish_intentions said
    chuckystud saidHe's totally self-engaged, and it's silly for a young man to be like that. He needs to get out and LIVE.


    It was just a question, it's not like I don't do anything cuz I don't wanna get wrinkles, and you're one to talk, you're always saying to everyone - You're too skinny you're too skinny, not muscular enough icon_confused.gif



    Yeah, on this point I would have to say it is very hypocritical for someone that spends so much time hidden in a gym working out and not out making muscles by building waterways for the impoverished in third world countries, etc. I'm no mother Theresa, but I do know that looking good has it's values in this world, however sad and shallow that may be....just like having an overly muscular body.

    There is a great majority of people that would suggest constantly working on your body would be the epitome of selfish self centered narcissism. I would not be one of them, I'm just pointing out the hysterical hyperbole.
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
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    chuckystud saidHe's totally self-engaged, and it's silly for a young man to be like that. He needs to get out and LIVE.


    It was just a question, it's not like I don't do anything cuz I don't wanna get wrinkles, and you're one to talk, you're always saying to everyone - You're too skinny you're too skinny, not muscular enough icon_confused.gif



    Yeah, on this point I would have to say it is very hypocritical for someone that spends so much time hidden in a gym working out and not out making muscles by building waterways for the impoverished in third world countries, etc. I'm no mother Theresa, but I do know that looking good has it's values in this world, however sad and shallow that may be....just like having an overly muscular body.

    There is a great majority of people that would suggest constantly working on your body would be the epitome of selfish self centered narcissism. I would not be one of them, I'm just pointing out the hysterical hyperbole.


    I'm not saying that he shouldn't work out but he's really rude cuz a guy said he was a model in a thread and then he copied and pasted the picture of said guy and then said- He looks like a boy, totally unattractive, he's not a man- like WTF icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidThere is a great majority of people that would suggest constantly working on your body would be the epitome of selfish self centered narcissism.
    When people say that to me, they generally try to invoke religion and say it's not being modest, and that God doesn't approve of such nonsense.

    Although I'm agnostic, I invoke religion right back on them:

    "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s (1 Cor. 6:19,20 NKJ)."

    If religion is true, it would seem to me that God wants us to workout, eat right, and take care of our bodies. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 27, 2010 4:01 PM GMT
    I've never once used sunscreen or SPF in my entire life. I sometimes do use vitamin E, applied topically, after being in the sun - it stops any burning. Apply it to your face and body after tanning and then again before bed for a few days after any intense exposure. It helps stop skinn damage.

    I can't speak to "long term" use, because I only use it after long exposure to sun.

    Wrinkles aren't just sun-related though. And you really need lots of sun for vitamin D, which cannot be absorbed normally through dairy (unless you're drinking raw milk), eggs (unless it's totally cage-free and PASTURE FED) or meat (unless you're eating organ meats from grass-fed, pasture-raised animals).

    So yeah, I'd say get sun and then use vitamin E after exposure.
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    Jul 27, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
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    Celticmusl saidThere is a great majority of people that would suggest constantly working on your body would be the epitome of selfish self centered narcissism.
    When people say that to me, they generally try to invoke religion and say it's not being modest, and that God doesn't approve of such nonsense.

    Although I'm agnostic, I invoke religion right back on them:

    "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s (1 Cor. 6:19,20 NKJ)."

    If religion is true, it would seem to me that God wants us to workout, eat right, and take care of our bodies. icon_wink.gif


    Like I said, I would not be one to suggest working out on your body is a bad thing.

    But you might be onto something. I wholeheartedly believe good health is a gift and you have to keep your health by doing what is right for the body.
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    Jul 27, 2010 4:49 PM GMT
    High doses alpha-tocopherol (vit E) may be harmful over the long term. Studies have shown no benefit and actually indicated that it may cause some cardiovascular harm. Alpha-tocopherol depletes other beneficial tocopherols in the body, and that is thought to be bad.

    If you are going to supplement vitamin E, at least get one that has mixed tocopherols, not just alpha-tocopherol.
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    Jul 27, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    devilish_intentions said
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidIs this legit? dude come on you're 21 but you look 12 and if its really that big of a deal and your really vainglorious then duh get a face lift


    I'm not worrying about wrinkles right now, but you should start takin care of your skin (wearing sunscreen, moisturizing your face, etc) when you're young and not wait till it's too late.




    Well you know, I saw on CNN that sunscreen causes cancer.. Just saying but I guess if you want to do it and then let us know in 40 years if it works
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    Jul 28, 2010 1:02 AM GMT
    I've always heard excessive Vitamin E is bad for you...

    something about oil based vitamins in particular take quite a toll on your kidneys if excessively consumed. I would keep it at minimum if taking Vit E capsules. If you want to fight wrinkles, I suggest collagen creams. Take some shark collagen they have from several makers and pat in problem areas before bed at night. My grandma owned a cosmetic store and this was always her thing - she's 82 now but no one will guess from her wrinkles!