Vitamin E and anticoagulants – DON’T DO IT!

Summer 2004 CSANews Issue 51  |  Posted date : May 10, 2007.Back to list

Although vitamin E is often touted as a miracle vitamin because of its antioxidant qualities and an indication that it may slow down the memory deterioration associated with Alzheimer’s disease, studies are showing that it’s not so great if you’re also taking an anticoagulant medicine.

Vitamin E is, among other things, a coagulant itself and the combination of the two can cause excessive bleeding and other dangers. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any vitamin supplements.