Instructions For Taking Vitamin E Properly, Safely And Effectively

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Vitamin E plays an important role in human health and is widely used in the beauty process. The reason is that it helps your skin become smooth and youthful, and prevents wrinkles. However, not everyone knows how to take vitamin E properly, safely, and effectively. The following article by Solife will guide everyone to take vitamin E properly.

1. Cases should take vitamin E

As we all know, vitamin E is one of the essential vitamins for the body. However, not everyone should supplement with vitamin E because the amount of vitamin E needed by the body every day can be easily supplemented through foods. Cases, where vitamin E should be taken, include:

  • Patient; People with dry, wrinkled, lifeless skin, dry hair, easily broken.
  • Women aged 30 years and older who are and are in perimenopause.
  • People with diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cysts, cancer, and kidney failure, … or those who eat less fat should supplement vitamin E.
  • People with a doctor’s prescription such as pregnant women,…
Vitamin E plays an important role in health
Vitamin E plays an important role in health

Before taking vitamin E, you must carefully read the instructions for use, the manufacturer’s recommendations on the package, and the doctor’s instructions to take vitamin E properly and safely.

2. How to take vitamin E properly with high efficiency

There are very few people who know how to take vitamin E properly and how to use vitamin E tablets for the best absorption by the body. According to the recommendations of experts, vitamin E is inherently fat-soluble, so for the body to absorb it quickly, you should add fats and oils.

Take vitamin E in the right way for high efficiency
Take vitamin E in the right way for high efficiency

For adults, the daily requirement of vitamin E is about 15mg. If you forget to take it that day, you should not increase the dose the next day. Doing so will cause your body to be adversely affected by excessive use of the allowed dose. You should not drink or inject high doses of vitamin E into the vein area. This can lead to serious side effects, even death.

Healthy people should only supplement vitamin E by eating foods rich in vitamin E. In addition, people who are taking medications for blood pressure, blood lipids, diabetes or medications for dermatology,. … should consult a doctor before supplementing. Because some ingredients in the drug may conflict with vitamin E, both reduce or even lose its effectiveness.

The use of vitamin E to apply directly to the skin is only applicable to people with aging or dry skin. Using other skin types will easily cause acne due to clogged pores.

3. Safe and correct dosage of vitamin E

Although vitamin E is essential for health, too much supplementation by taking vitamin E tablets will lead to harmful effects on the body. Some side effects may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea. According to the US National Institutes of Health’s Dietary Reference Value (DRV), the amount of vitamin E that the body needs daily varies depending on age. As follows:

  • For people 0-6 months old: 4mg
  • For people 7-12 months old: 5mg
  • For people from 1-3 years old: 6mg
  • For people from 4 to 8 years old: 7mg
  • For people from 9-13 years old: 11mg
  • For people from 14 to 18 years old: 15mg
  • For adults: 15mg
  • Pregnant women: 15mg
  • Breastfeeding women: 19mg
Take the right amount of vitamin E every day
Take the right amount of vitamin E every day

Vitamin E content makes up 400 – 1000 IU in the vitamin supplements that people take every day. Therefore, we should use the oral tablet properly, and should not abuse it because it can cause the risk of bleeding and thinning of the blood. The maximum recommended amount of vitamin E for adults is 1000mg per day.

4. How long should vitamin E be taken?

How to take vitamin E properly ? How long should vitamin E be taken for the best effect, avoiding side effects? These are the questions that are often asked by people when using vitamin E.

According to experts, it is possible for women to take vitamin E tablets every day after the age of 30, but should only last for 1-2 months. Then take a break and then resume using it again. Healthy people, without health problems, do not need to take vitamin E, and should only supplement through daily nutrition.

The daily vitamin E supplement for people with high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, liver disease, kidney failure, cancer, and allergies,… is essential but should not exceed 400UI/day. Patients should also only use 1-2 months apart, then take a break for a while before taking it again.

Above is the information shared on how to take vitamin E properly, safely, and effectively. Hopefully, the information on Solife will help everyone with vitamin C supplementation.


“How to supplement with vitamin E to achieve optimal effect?” – Suc Khoe Doi Song. Retrieved date 10/4/2023.

“6 reasons to take vitamin E and how to take vitamin E properly” – Suc Khoe Doi Song, Retrieved date: 10/4/2023.

Trần Hoàng Uyên (Senior Manager Pharmaceutical company) là chuyên gia cấp cao với nhiều năm kinh nghiệm trong lĩnh vực dược phẩm. Tốt nghiệp cử nhân chuyên ngành Quản lý dược I tại Trường Đại học Y dược TP. Hồ Chí Minh và hiện đang công tác tại công ty dược phẩm. Với hơn 10 năm kinh nghiệm làm việc trong ngành dược, chị Hoàng Uyên là chuyên gia cộng tác tham vấn y khoa cho danh mục blog cũng như các nội dung liên quan trên Solife. (Tran Hoang Uyen (Senior Manager Pharmaceutical company) is a senior specialist with many years of experience in the Pharmaceutical field. She graduated Bachelor of Pharmacy Management I at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City and is currently working for a pharmaceutical company. With more than 10 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, Ms. Hoang Uyen is a medical consultant collaborator for content on Solife's website.)