20,000 answers

In 1974, the magazine "Prevention" appealed to his many subscribers in different countries (over 1.5 million) with a request to answer a questionnaire with 20 questions about how and in what cases they helped vitamin E.
In the questionnaire were questions about the duration of intake of vitamin E, doses, about the changes that occurred after treatment, particularly in the heart, the circulatory system, as well as other diseases. Taken into account the patient's age, General health, and other
We received more than 20 000 answers. Some of them were a real confession, sometimes extremely interesting, but we will restrict ourselves to the General conclusions made during data processing.
As has shown the analysis of the questionnaires, there is a direct relationship between the duration of intake of vitamin E (for years!) and results of treatment. For example, among patients aged 80-89 years, taking vitamin E for 20-29 years, fully cured his heart 85.6 %and of those who took vitamin E less than a year - 71,8 %. Among patients aged 90-99 years, many years taking vitamin E, have been cured 100 %. In the age group of 60-69 years, more than 80 % of respondents reported good results in treatment.
In the age group 50-59 years there were many women, for which the period of menopause is not over. To some extent it protects against heart disease, because sex hormones, especially estrogen, do in this case the security function. Therefore, women are less likely than men to die from heart disease.

Open secrets

Red blood cells, the so-called red blood cells, too, "age", and this process is accelerated under the influence of light and oxygen, causing deformation of the cells. This is the result of oxidation that weakens the cell membrane. The cell walls are compressed unevenly, and under the microscope this erythrocyte may look like the ball is caught under the wheels of a Bicycle. The stronger effect of light and oxygen, the more rapidly growing intensity of this process.
Young chemist from the University, Tacoma, Washington, USA), Jeffrey S. bland studied biochemistry of nutrition. It primarily interested in the role of vitamin E in the process of oxidation of cells, in this case red blood cells. Usually consider, that the shell cells is only a kind of packaging for its substance. Meanwhile, it turns out that its role is not so simple: the shell to some extent determines the state and the proper functioning of the cell. First of all, it is not one shell, and several layers, connected together, but with different functions. In fact, the cell is a small laboratory, in which simultaneously take place thousands of different chemical reactions is very important for our health and life. The shell also provides delivery of vitamins, minerals (macro - and micronutrients)and hormones and other chemicals that affect the livelihoods and healthy cells. Fluid with which all these nutrients pass through the membrane cells, are carefully selected.
In other words, without the vigorous activity of the membranes of the cells of the tissues of the body did not receive what they need, and could not function normally. It becomes clear how many disease processes depends on the state of the cell membranes. For example, when the shell cells lose the ability to transport" glucose from the blood, appears diabetes, cancer due to damage to cell membranes of the cell attack and destroy the phagocytes.
Dr. bland within 10 days every day gave 24 volunteers 600 mg of vitamin e, Before treatment was conducted blood tests on the action of oxygen and light - almost all of erythrocytes died from oxidation. After 10 days of reception of vitamin E were obtained amazing results. The blood was again exposed to the action of oxygen and light, but even after 16 hours remain healthy; only a small part of erythrocytes deformed.
Now it was easier to explain, and other results obtained in experiments at Berkeley. The cells were grown in vitro, with the ability to reproduce (division) showed only those of them, which adds additional amounts of vitamin E, and they lived longer.
Dr. bland with employees came to the conclusion that, most likely, the optimal dose of vitamin E, needed by the cells, so that they are not subjected to deformation and destruction, is 400-600 ME in the day. In special cases the amount that may be insufficient.