Take 1 capsule (36mg) daily.
Vitamin E consists of eight compounds belonging to two main families: tocopherols and tocotrienols. These eight elements are all important for
providing the benefits of Vitamin E, however, tocotrienols offer considerably more powerful antioxidant protection.
Nutrimuscle Vitamin E is composed of pharmaceutical grade tocotrienols from natural sources. Thanks to a patented technique, the tocotrienols we use have an absorption rate that is 250% higher than tocotrienols from food.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is stored by muscles and fat tissue. This vitamin, known for its antioxidant virtues, is a precious ally in protecting against free radicals.
Combating vitamin E deficiency
Numerous studies have analysed the micronutrient profile of athletes: physical exercise leads to a greater consumption of vitamins by the body and a greater elimination of these vitamins (through urine and sweat) (1-2-3).
However, athletes have a great need for these vitamins in order to resist the oxidative stress produced by training. Vitamin E is one of the micronutrients that is most deficient in athletes and people who engage in strenuous physical activity. (4-5-6-7)
Improved sports performance for athletes
The antioxidant virtues of vitamin E help to better resist the aggression of free radicals against the body's cells (8-9). This allows the athlete to benefit from a better resistance to effort and better recovery after training. This translates into less muscle breakdown and fewer training-related aches and pains. (10-11-12-13-14)
strengthen your immune system
Excessively intense sports practice weakens the immune system because of the oxidative stress caused by the effort (15). A vitamin deficiency aggravates this weakening of the immune system. In this context, thanks to their antioxidant virtues, vitamin E supplements help to strengthen the athlete's immunity and preserve his or her health. (16-17-18-19)
Protection of the brain and nervous system
Several studies have highlighted the protective action of the tocotrienols contained in vitamin E on the nervous system and the brain. Indeed, thanks to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory virtues, tocotrienols exert neuroprotective effects and improve cognitive performance. (20-21-22)
Vitamin E helps protect cells from oxidative stress.
We have chosen a natural vitamin E that comes from a gentle process of extracting the enzymes contained in the palm tree. The tocotrienols in our vitamin E are registered trademark of EVNol® from producer ExcelVite, Inc. which is the only source of pharmaceutical grade tocotrienols in the world.
Thanks to an exclusive patent system, ExcelVite tocotrienols benefit from an absorption that is 250% higher than tocotrienols from food. As a result, it is possible to achieve an effective physiological concentration in the target tissues for the tocotrienols to produce their protective effects there.
Vitamin E in capsules:
- Prebiotics (Inulin Frutafit HD)
- Vitamin E EVNol®
- Vegetarian HPMC capsule and water
Nutrimuscle vegetarian capsules
100% vegetable cellulose
Nutritional composition per 100g:
- Protein 0g
- Fat 0g
- Carbohydrates 0g
- Calories 0kcal
- BCAA 0g
|Vitamin E Natural||36mg||300%|
1 capsule contains 36mg of vitamin E -
* RDA: Recommended Daily Allowance -
- Nutrimuscle Vitamin E is for:
- athletes wishing to protect themselves against oxidative stress for better immunity and better performance;
- sedentary people needing to replenish their vitamin E intake for longevity.
Vitamin E helps protect cells from oxidative stress.
We advise you to take your vitamin E capsule with a meal (morning, noon, snack or evening).
We advise you to take your vitamin E capsule with a meal
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As consumers of our products, we favour traceability and transparency for our producers and our supplements.
At Nutrimuscle, we only use very high-end vitamins whose quality is guaranteed by leading international players: the Malaysian group Excelvite, a specialist in natural vitamin E, produces Nutrimuscle vitamin E.
Fight against vitamin E deficiency
Regular physical activity automatically increases micronutrient requirements. Indeed, the intense effort leads to the increase in the production of free radicals which will destroy the antioxidant vitamins. Exercise also leads to increased loss of micronutrients through the urinary tract and sweat.
For example, intense sports training causes a drop in thiamine level and accelerates the destruction of our vitamin E reserves by 20% (1).
In addition, the absorption of micronutrients can be temporarily reduced by temporary digestive disorders that affect some athletes after exercise.
People on a calorie-restrictive diet may also be deficient because of reduced vitamin intake from the diet.
Athletes therefore have every advantage in regularly supplementing themselves with vitamins in order to compensate for these phenomena.
Vitamin E and recovery
For an athlete who trains regularly, improving his recovery capacities is essential for long-term progress. Several studies have highlighted the positive effects of vitamin supplementation, especially vitamin E, on muscle recovery after training.
A group of well-trained runners received vitamin B, C, and E supplementation for 21 days prior to an event (2). Twenty-four hours after this run, muscle recovery is better thanks to the vitamins. On the other hand, the placebo group will need an additional 24 hours to recover. Research has also shown that the intake of antioxidant vitamins like vitamins A and E after intense physical exertion is also very important for muscle recovery (3). In three weeks, taking vitamins increases strength gains (+ 9.7% versus 6.3% with placebo) thanks to an acceleration in recovery between two workouts (4).
The positive actions of vitamin E also allow the athlete to improve his health.
In a study on vitamin supplementation, runners training 7.5 hours per week received vitamin C and E supplementation for one month. Total vitamin C intake was 277 mg versus 162 mg for the placebo group. For vitamin E, the group on antioxidants had an intake of 60 mg against 15 mg for the placebo group.
The main effect of antioxidants has been to raise the levels of vitamin E and C in neutrophils (immune cells). These results explain how antioxidant vitamins support the immune system, whose effectiveness is sometimes reduced after exercise (5).
By strengthening the antioxidant defenses of athletes, vitamin supplementation protects the physical integrity of athletes (6).
In another study, endurance athletes took a daily supplement of 152 mg of vitamin C + 50 mg of vitamin E for a month. This supplementation program helped protect the immune cells, which are normally destroyed by free radicals generated during exercise (7).
Protection of the brain and nervous system
A study has highlighted the effect of tocotrienols in palm oil on animal health. The conclusions are as follows: Palm oil rich in tocotrienols improved cognitive performance with attenuation of oxidative stress, neuroinflammation and apoptosis in animal models. In cellular studies, tocotrienols exerted prophylactic neuroprotective effects. (8)
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