Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
Online ISSN : 1881-7742
Print ISSN : 0301-4800
ISSN-L : 0301-4800
The Safety of High-Dose Vitamin E Supplementation in Healthy Japanese Male Adults
Takao MORINOBURyoichi BANSosuke YOSHIKAWATakuji MURATAHiroshi TAMAI
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2002 Volume 48 Issue 1 Pages 6-9

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we administered high-dose vitamin E to healthy adult male volunteers and assessed the safety of such supplementation. Fourteen volunteers received daily 1, 200 IU of vitamin E (800mg of D-α-tocopherol) for 28 d and eight controls were also enrolled. The volunteers treated with vitamin E showed no abnormalities during the study period. The α-tocopherol concentrations of plasma and platelets were markedly elevated by vitamin E treatment, but there were no significant differences in platelet aggregation, coagulation, and the clinical parameters between the two groups. In conclusion, a high dose of vitamin E for 28 d had no adverse effects in healthy men.

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