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Vitamin E May Cure that Painful Lump in your Armpit

I took 10,00 IUs of vitamin E one morning in late april 2009. In 2018 I don’t recall why I did.

Are you suffering from one or more very sore red cyst-like lumps under your arm pit? Well, it may be Lymphadenitis. If you are in a lot of pain right now and can’t get an immediate appointment with your doctor, there is one very simple treatment you can do that may just make that nasty lump go away. Start taking increased doses of vitamin E supplements. Vitamin E is a very powerful antioxidant and a fat soluble vitamin with no known toxicity. It may just make that nasty lump go away within 24 to 48 hours, before you even get into that doctor’s appointment that you may have already scheduled.

Years ago when I was suffering from re-occurring underarm lumps my aunt suggested that I try taking vitamin E as treatment before getting them lanced and biopsied. I did and was amazed that they went away within one or two days. Although there is no clearly proven medical support for the use of vitamin E to get rid of underarm lumps, there is ongoing research about its benefits in many diseases, especially cancer and heart disease.

via Vitamin E May Cure that Painful Lump in your Armpit.

Risks?

The health risk of too much vitamin E is low. Vitamin E appears to be safe when consumed in amounts up to 1,000 IU a day. The National Academy of Sciences has established the daily tolerable upper intake level for adults to be 1,000 mg of vitamin E, which is equivalent to 1,500 IiU of natural vitamin E or 1,100 IU of synthetic vitamin E. Doses of over 800 IU a day of vitamin E may interfere with the body’s ability to clot blood, posing a risk to people taking blood thinners (anticoagulants). – vso

Vitamin E, should you take it? It depends on who you ask:

Researchers at UC Berkeley discovered vitamin E in 1922, and since then countless studies have been done on this still mysterious substance. Because its chief function seems to be as an antioxidant, neutralizing potentially harmful free radicals in the body, vitamin E became a superstar as the antioxidant theory of disease gained wider and wider attention. Would high doses of supplemental vitamin E prove to be the key to good health—preventing cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s, as well as producing glowing skin, good eyesight and other benefits? Studies have yielded contradictory findings, but so far the answer seems to be no.

People, including researchers, hold markedly different beliefs about vitamin E supplements, ranging from “protective” to “useless” to “harmful.” Some doctors take vitamin E, but don’t recommend it for their patients. Some do the reverse. Some experts think there have been too many vitamin E studies and say it’s time to quit expecting health benefits. Others say nearly all the research has been flawed and recommend starting afresh using even higher doses of vitamin E or different forms of it.

via BerkWell

 

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