There are two different types of vitamin E called isomers. Isomers are molecules with the same chemical formula but different chemical structures. The synthetic isomer of vitamin E is called Dl-alpha-tocopherol acetate, and it’s a byproduct of petrochemical dependent manufacturing.
There are several issues with synthetic vitamins and synthetic vitamin E. To start, they’re less effective and bioavailable than the natural forms you can get from food. Further, the synthetic form of vitamin E can cause health issues in other parts of the body.
The natural source of vitamin E is called D-alpha-tocopherol and is in wheat germ, seeds, nuts, spinach and many other whole foods. And, our Smidge Wheat Germ Oil capsules!
Wheat germ oil is a nutritional superstar which contains a full-spectrum vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids, Phytosterols (plant-based molecules related to cholesterol) and Octacosanol (a fatty alcohol found in plant waxes).