MSDS for Vitamin E
For External Use Only
State: Liquid oil
Color: Amber, clear
Synonyms: antioxidant, fat-soluble vitamin
Uses: Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and when used on the skin it is helpful in protecting skin cells from the damaging free radicals that can be the result of pollution, drugs and UV light. Vitamin E is also able to regulate Vitamin A which benefits the skin. Vitamin E is a great addition to cream, lotions, cleansers, facial oil, soaps, bath oils and body wash amongst other products. It helps combat the effects of aging by reducing wrinkles and fine lines and decreases the free radical damage that ages skin. Vitamin E in lotions, depending upon the amount of the vitamin, can protect the epidermis layer of the skin from the early stages of UV damage and sunscreens that contain Vitamin E preparations can also become more efficient. These preparations and sunscreen should be applied to the skin 20 minutes before the skin is exposed to the sun to allow the Vitamin E to be deeply absorbed into the epidermis layer of the skin.
Vitamin E is able as a powerful antioxidant to protect the cells in the body from the effects of other toxins, free radicals and pollution. The most important biological function of Vitamin E is to protect lipids from free radical damage and oxidation. Lipids are themselves very important as they are the building blocks of cell membranes and other biochemical structures. If left unprotected, lipid based structures are very vulnerable to oxidation and will disintegrate in hours. Vitamin E is also able to help bring nourishment to cells and dissolves and prevents the blood from clotting.
Vitamin E is also useful in stopping or slowing down cancer and other degenerative diseases and can even protect other nutrients from degeneration or damage. Vitamin E supports the immune system, imparting stability and strength to it. Vitamin E can also assist in the healing process of injured tissue while preventing scarring from these wounds.
Vitamin E, when used at doses that are much higher than the daily requirement appears to have positive effects in the treatment of low sperm count, menstrual pain, cardiac autonomic neuropathy, inflammation of eye tissues, rheumatoid arthritis and restless leg syndrome. However, based on the analysis of several clinical trials it is believed that high doses Vitamin E, which is in excess of 400 IU a day, can slightly increase the risk of death in older individuals whom also have existing medical condition.
Grape Seed Scrub
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup Almond Oil
- 2/3 cup of packed, crushed grape seeds
- 40-60 drops of fragrance oil
- 1 tsp Vitamin E
In a glass bowl mix the almond oil, fragrance and Vitamin E. Add in the crushed grape seeds to the mixture and mix thoroughly. Spoon the mixture into jars. The grape seeds will gradually sink to the bottom of the scrub and this is normal.
Odor: Vegetable oil aroma
Natural: Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin which needs fat carriers in order to be absorbed. Due to this it is not as easily assimilated as vitamins which are water soluble. Vitamin E can be found in nuts, vegetable oils, sprouted grains, fresh fruits, animal innards, egg yolk, lean meat, peanuts and green leafy vegetables. It can also be found in fortified foods like certain cereals. Vitamin E can also be synthetically made and the difference between them is notable. Natural Vitamin E consists of only D forms of tocotrienols and tocopherols while the synthetic form of Vitamin E consists of equal amounts of D and L forms of these chemicals. The L forms are less biologically effective than the natural D form. This is especially the case in oral supplementation. Due to this it is best to use the natural form as it appears to be more effective.
Shelf Life: 2 years
Storage Directions: Store in a dark, cool area in a tightly closed container. Do not expose to and avoid storing near strong oxidizing agents or alkalis.
Cautions: Vitamin E inhibits blood clotting so avoid or use with caution if you have a bleeding disorder or take anticoagulant drugs. Avoid if you are allergic to sesame. If you experience rashes, topical dermatitis, small red bumps or allergic reaction stop using the product.
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