About 6 months ago I had a root canal and doctor commented that I seemed to have pretty thin blood. About this time I also started to notice that I bruise easily. Only recently did I learn that high doses of Vitamin E interfere with Vitamin K absorption, leading to thinning of the blood and easy bruising.
So, the first thing I did was check my multivitamin that I take every day - Jarrow's "All Capsure Health Pak". Low and behold it has 400 IU of Vitamin E which it lists as 1333% of the RDA.
According to my research and calculations, 400 IU is actually twice that at almost 26X the RDA, but either way I think that's considered a high dose of Vitamin E. I'm starting to think this is what's thinning my blood and causing the easy bruising.
Anyone know anything about this, in regards to high doses of Vitamin E in common multis? I've read in numerous articles, reports, etc. that 400+ IU a day of Vitamin E can definitely cause thin blood and easy bruising, etc. so I'm wondering why the heck the multis contain this much Vitamin E?
Is it just because there was a Vit E craze awhile back, when someone people were touting it as a wonder vitamin that prevents cancer, heart disease, etc.? As far as I can tell this was never even close to being proven.
I guess the next logical step is to switch to another multi that doesnt have so much Vitamin E, or just stop taking the softgel that contains the Vit E. But I'm just curious if anyone knows anything about this, since it seems like it would be a common "problem" since most people here take multis and I assume my Jarrow isn't the only one with tons of Vitamin E in it ...