Vitamin E supplements with the fewest additives

Suggested vitamin E capsules

Suggestion Positives Negatives
Need a vitamin E capsule that isn't derived from soy?

Life Extension Natural Vitamin E

  • low-excipients
  • non-GMO sunflower oil derived
  • contains only d-alpha tocopherol, unlike the mixed-tocopherol oils above
Just want a general, mixed-tocopherol vitamin E capsule?

A.C. Grace's UNIQUE E

  • low-excipients
  • mixed tocopherols
  • allergy note: refined from soybeans

Suggested vitamin E oils

Suggestion Positives Negatives
Need reasonably-priced, very high (95%) concentration vitamin E oil?

Health Natura Whole E

  • mixed tocopherols
  • allergy note: refined from soybeans

LotionCrafter Mixed Tocopherols Vitamin E Oil

  • mixed tocopherols
  • allergy note: refined from soybeans
Interested in trying an oil manufactured with older methods that preserves sterols, terpenes, and terpenoids?

IdeaLabs TocoVit

  • Available directly from IdeaLabs (international shipping available)
  • Details
  • mixed tocopherols
  • allergy note: refined from wheat germ oil (the vendor claims all potential allergens have been removed, however)

Detailed vitamin E product data

Product Form Source GMO Approximate price per 400IU alpha-tocopherol dose Availability Ingredient details
4Spectrum Gelcaps Natural, soybean oil non-GMO $1.46 USA customers can order directly. I've contacted them asking about international orders. I've contacted them for the detailed ingredients. They do claim >90% tocopherol concentration, with capsule contents of about 140mg alpha-tocopherol, 281mg of gamma-tocopherol, 89mg beta/delta tocopherol, and 2mg tocotrienols.
A.C. Grace's UNIQUE E Oil, spray, gelcaps Natural, primarily soybean oil possibly GMO source (they consider it GMO free because of the purification process, with ELISA analysis showing no GMO DNA in the final product) $0.23 Amazon's listings are a good choice for customers in the USA. For other countries, ordering the softgels from iHerb is one option. A.C. Grace claims 100% natural mixed tocopherol oil (no fillers) as their only ingredient, plus a beef gelatin capsule in the capsule form. Alpha and gamma tocopherol levels are similar (268mg and >300mg). They've sent me assays for the older batch and the newer batch showing no drop in alpha or gamma tocopherol content in the newer batch.
Biotics Research Bio-E-Mulsion Forte Liquid Natural, unknown source (waiting for reply from manufacturer) Unknown (waiting for reply from manufacturer) $1.06 Amazon's listing is a good choice for customers in the USA. For other countries, it may be worth contacting Biotics Research directly. Ingredients: Vitamin E, water, gum arabic and sesame oil. The product is emulsified for better absorption.
Biotics Research E-200 Hg (Gamma) Gelcaps Natural, unknown source (waiting for reply from manufacturer) Unknown (waiting for reply from manufacturer) $0.47 Amazon's listing is a good choice for customers in the USA. For other countries, it may be worth contacting Biotics Research directly. Ingredients: Vitamin E, softgel capsule shell (gelatin, water, and glycerin) and soybean oil. Each softgel contains 182mg alpha-tocopherol, 200mg gamma-tocopherol, 78mg delta/beta tocopherol, and 2mg tocotrienols.
Biotics Research E-Mulsion 200 Gelcaps Natural, unknown source (waiting for reply from manufacturer) Unknown (waiting for reply from manufacturer) $0.34 Amazon's listing is a good choice for customers in the USA. For other countries, it may be worth contacting Biotics Research directly. Ingredients: Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl acetate and mixed tocopherols), superoxide dismutase (from vegetable culture), catalase (from vegetable culture), gelatin, water, and glycerin.
Botanical Craft Palm Fruit Veggie capsules Natural, palm fruit extract non-GMO ? USA and international customers can order directly.

Ingredients: 970mg red palm oil (Elaeis guineensis) vacuum distillation extract suspended in palm oil [standardized for 160 mg tocochromanols (γ-tocotrienol, α-tocopherol, α-tocotrienol, δ-tocotrienol, α-tocomonoenol, β-tocotrienol, β-tocopherol, γ-tocopherol, δ-tocopherol), 30 mg carotenoids (β-carotene, α-carotene, lycopene, γ-carotene, etc.), and coenzyme Q10], 100 mg sesame seed (Sesamum indicum L.) hydroalcoholic extract (90% sesamin), hypromellose.

There are several analyses/statements available (these are from an older variant of the product, but the company owner's comment below mentions current ones, probably accessible by e-mailing the support address on their site).

Carlson E-Gems Gelcaps Natural, soybean oil GMO

(this brochure claims their products to be GMO-free, but Maria's helpful comment in the comments area explains otherwise)

$0.12 USA and international customers can order from iHerb. Ingredients: Vitamin E, beef gelatin, glycerin, water. Only contains alpha-tocopherol.
Carlson E-Gems Plus Gelcaps Natural, soybean oil GMO

(this brochure claims their products to be GMO-free, but Maria's helpful comment in the comments area explains otherwise)

$0.25 USA and international customers can order from iHerb. Ingredients: Vitamin E, beef gelatin, glycerin, water. Two capsules (400IU of alpha tocopherol) also contain ~50mg gamma-tocopherol and at least 20mg of delta and beta tocopherol.
Carlson E-Gems Elite Gelcaps Natural, soybean oil (with tocotrienols from palm and rice oil concentrates) GMO

(this brochure claims their products to be GMO-free, but Maria's helpful comment in the comments area explains otherwise)

$0.42 USA and international customers can order from iHerb. Ingredients: Vitamin E, sunflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, water. One capsule provides 400IU of alpha tocopherol, 100mg gamma tocopherol, 40mg beta and delta tocopherol, and approximately 9-12mg gamma tocotrienol, 5-8mg alpha tocotrienol, 2-4mg beta and delta tocotrienols. Contains tocotrienols.
Designs for Health Ultra Gamma E Complex Gelcaps Natural, soybean oil possibly-GMO ? USA customers can order directly from Designs for Health. Ingredients: unknown, but is in a base of MCT oil.
Deva Vegan Vitamin E Veggie capsules Natural, sunflower oil non-GMO $0.22 USA and international customers can order from Swanson Vitamins. Ingredients: Vitamin E (d-alpha, gamma, beta, and delta tocopherols), vegan capsule, sunflower oil. I'm waiting to hear back from the manufacturer about the ingredients in the "vegan capsule". This probably doesn't contain much gamma tocopherol because it's from sunflower oil.
Douglas Labs Nutri-E 400 Forte Gelcaps Natural, unknown source (waiting for reply from manufacturer) Unknown (waiting for reply from manufacturer) $0.60 Amazon's listings are a good choice for customers in the USA. Ingredients: Vitamin E, gelatin capsule, glycerine, water. One softgel contains 400IU alpha tocopherol, and a minimum of 280mg gamma tocopherol and 40mg beta/delta tocopherols.
Dr. Mercola Vitamin E Gelcaps Natural, sunflower/palm oil non-GMO $1.33 USA and international customers can order from Mercola.com, with some international shipping restrictions. Vitamin E, tocopherol complex, palm and rice tocotrienol, vegetable cellulose, medium chain triglycerides. Contains tocotrienols.
Enerex Gamma E Gelcaps Natural, probably soybean oil possibly-GMO ? See their purchase guide. Ingredients: Vitamin E, vegetable oil, gelatin, glycerin. A high-gamma product, containing 200IU (134mg) alpha-tocopherol, 250IU (168mg) gamma-tocopherol, 90IU (62mg) delta-tocopherol, and 4IU (3mg) beta-tocopherol. Contains tocotrienols.
Health Natura Whole E Oil Natural, soybean oil possibly-GMO ("I've been told that it is non-GMO but I can't guarantee or document that it is.") $0.86 USA and international customers can order directly.

This is indistinguishable (to me, at least) in color and viscosity from LotionCrafter's product that people have had good results with.

Tocopherols concentrated from soybean oil at ~95% concentration. A certificate of analysis for a recent batch shows 13% alpha tocopherol, 1% beta tocopherol, 59% gamma tocopherol, 22% delta tocopherol.

Both product sizes come in a bottle with an eyedropper for measurement.

Healthy Origins Vitamin E Mixed Tocopherols Gelcaps Natural, probably soybean oil possibly-GMO $0.09 USA and international customers can order from iHerb. Ingredients: Vitamin E, gelatin, glycerin, purified water. Healthy Origins told me, "the product is almost entirely d-alpha tocopherol, but there are naturally occurring levels of beta, gamma and delta tocopherol which usually range (varies from batch to batch) around 1 or 2% of the total Vitamin E in the formula."
Integrated Health Complete E Gelcaps Natural, rice bran extract non-GMO $5.93 USA and international customers can order directly from the USA-based company. Ingredients: Oryza oil, extract of rice bran (tocotrienol and tocopherol rich fraction), gelatin (capsule), glycerin (capsule), and water (capsule). Each capsule contains 31.4 IU alpha-tocopherol, 19.3 mg gamma-tocotrionol, 15mg alpha tocotrienol, 11.7 mg delta-ocotrienol / beta-tocotrienol / gamma-tocopherol / delta-tocopherol / beta-tocopherol.Contains tocotrienols.
Jedwards International Mixed Tocopherols Oil Oil Natural, unknown oil possibly GMO Unknown, but 16oz is $75 As far as I can tell, Jedwards mixed tocopherol oil has been discontinued. 95% mixed tocopherol oil.
Life Extension Natural Vitamin E Gelcaps Natural, sunflower oil non-GMO $0.23 Amazon's listing is a good choice for customers in the USA. For other countries, ordering from iHerb is one option. Ingredients: Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol), gelatin, glycerin, purified water. Only contains alpha-tocopherol.
LotionCrafter Mixed Tocopherols Vitamin E Oil Natural, soybean oil possibly GMO $1.00 (a very rough guess based on the Certificate of Analysis) USA and international customers can order directly from the USA-based company. Tocopherols concentrated from soybean oil at 95% concentration. A Certificate of Analysis for a recent batch shows 10.8% alpha-tocopherol, 1.3% beta-tocopherol, 59.2% gamma-tocopherol, and 24.3% delta-tocopherol.
NHR Organic Oil Natural, soybean oil non-GMO Unknown, but a 250ml bottle is about $87 USA and international customers can order directly from the UK-based company. Ingredients: Vitamin E oil. Certificate of Analysis for a recent batch showing 6.3% alpha-tocopherol, 63.9% beta/gamma/delta tocopherol.
North American Herb & Spice Purely-E Sunflower Seed Vitamin E Liquid Natural, primarily sunflower oil non-GMO $0.31 USA and international customers can order from Swanson Vitamins. Ingredients: Sunflower seed, red palm oil, pumpkinseed oil, wild rosemary oil. This probably doesn't contain much gamma tocopherol because it's from sunflower oil. Contains tocotrienols.
NOW Foods Advanced Gamma E Complex Softgels Natural, rice bran oil and red palm fruit oil but contains soy derivatives possibly GMO $0.34 iHerb is a good choice for both USA and international orders. Ingredients: Mixed tocopherols (including 400 IU d-alpha-tocopherol), Tocomin mixed palm tocotrienol complex (10mg), softgel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water, carob), rice bran oil, red palm fruit oil. Contains tocotrienols.
NOW Foods Sun-E Gelcaps Natural, sunflower oil non-GMO $0.17 Amazon's listing is a good choice for customers in the USA. For other countries, ordering from iHerb is one option. Ingredients: Vitamin E, softgel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water), and rice bran oil. Only contains alpha-tocopherol.
NOW Foods Vitamin E Oil Oil Natural, primarily soybean oil possibly GMO $0.52 USA and international customers can order from LuckyVitamin, Swanson Vitamins, and others. Ingredients: Vitamin E, extra virgin olive oil. 80% tocopherol concentration.
ProCaps Laboratories Gamma Vitamin E Gelcaps Natural, "corn, soybean, canola, cottonseed and other seed oils" possibly-GMO $1.60 USA and international customers can use their web site though international customers should place their orders by phone or e-mail. Ingredients: Vitamin E, flaxseed oil, gelatin, purified water, glycerin. A high-gamma product, containing 67mg alpha-tocopherol, 315mg gamma tocopherol, and 20mg delta/beta tocopherol.
OEMINE E Gelcaps Natural, wheat germ oil possibly GMO $25 (I hope my math is somehow wrong on this, especially since it doesn't include the ~$45 shipping) Available in France, or from ParaSeller Ingredients: wheat germ oil, natural tocopherols, and a fish gelatin capsule.
Olympian Labs Tocomin Tocotrienol Vitamin E Gelcaps Natural, palm fruit oil possibly GMO $0.77 Amazon's listing is a good choice for customers in the USA. For other countries, ordering from iHerb is one option. Vitamin E, gelatin, rice bran oil, glycerin and water. One softgel contains 200IU vitamin E, 97mg d-gamma-tocopherol, 35mg d-delta-tocopherol, 5.4mg d-beta-tocopherol. Contains tocotrienols.
PureBulk Vitamin E oil Oil Natural, soybean oil possibly GMO $0.04 USA and international customers can order directly from PureBulk Ingredients: Vitamin E, sunflower oil. The tocopherols are probably about 67% concentration.
Seeking Health Optimal Vitamin E Gelcaps Natural, soybean oil possibly GMO $0.40 USA and international customers can order directly from Seeking Health Ingredients: Vitamin E, gelatin, water, and glycerin. Derived from refined soy. Contains 400 IU alpha-tocopherol and 280mg beta/delta/gamma tocopherol
Solgar Liquid Vitamin E Oil Natural, soybean oil possibly GMO $0.13 USA and international customers can order from iHerb. Ingredients: Vitamin E, wheat germ oil, sunflower oil.
Swanson Dry Vitamin E Gelatin capsules Natural, soybeans probably GMO $0.12 USA and international customers can order directly from Swanson Vitamins. Ingredients: Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol succinate, gelatin, rice flour, may contain one or both of the following: magnesium stearate, silica.
Swanson Ultra Maximum-Strength Gamma Tocopherol Gelcaps Natural, soybean oil possibly GMO $0.73 USA and international customers can order directly from Swanson Vitamins. Ingredients: Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol, d-gamma tocopherol, d-delta/d-beta tocopherol complex), gelatin, glycerin, purified water, caramel color.
Swanson Ultra Natural Red Palm Oil Concentrate Softgels Natural, red palm oil possibly-GMO ? USA and international customers can order directly from Swanson Vitamins. Ingredients: Medium-chain triglycerides (from coconut oil), SPECTRA 10/5 red palm oil concentrate 100:1 typically providing minimum: mixed tocotrienol/tocopherol complex 10% (d-gamma tocotrienol, d-delta tocotrienol, d-alpha tocotrienol, d-beta tocotrienol), mixed carotenoid complex 5% (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, other carotenoids), plant squalene 2%, phytosterols complex 1%, gelatin, glycerin, purified (deionized) water. Contains tocotrienols.
The Essential Oil Company Mixed Tocopherols Vitamin E Oil Natural, unknown oil possibly GMO Unknown, but 1oz is $24 USA and international customers can order directly from the USA-based company. ?
Thorne Research Ultimate E Gelcaps Natural, soybean and other oils non-GMO (see Thorne's GMO policy) $0.53 Seems out of stock almost everywhere. There's currently 6 bottles left on Amazon. Ingredients: Vitamin E, medium chain triglyceride oil, gelatin (from tilapia), purified water and glycerin (vegetable source) gelcap. d-Alpha Tocopherol: 335 mg, Beta tocopherol: 9-11 mg, Gamma tocopherol: 400-450 mg, Delta tocopherol 115-150 mg.
TkoSkin Vitamin E Oil Natural, unknown oil possibly GMO ? (I've contacted them for dosage information and haven't heard back) USA customers can order directly. I've contacted them to ask about international shipping and haven't heard back. ?
TocoVit Oil Natural, wheat germ oil Unknown $1.33 USA and international customers can order directly. Ingredients: vitamin E (from what germ oil), sterols, triglycerides, terpenes (e.g. squalene), terpenoids (e.g. lanosterol). Tocopherol breakdown: "roughly 60% alpha tocopherol, 20% delta tocopherol, 10% gamma tocopherol and 10% beta tocopherol."
Top Secret Nutrition Concentrated Red Palm Oil Softgels Natural, red palm oil possibly GMO, though the safflower oil ingredient is non-GMO. $15.35 USA customers can order from Amazon. For other countries, ordering from Vitacost is one option. Ingredients: Red palm oil (Spectra): d-alpha-tocopherol (8.5IU / 5.7mg), mixed tocotrienols (20mg), mixed carotenes (13mg), plant squalene, phytosterols complex, GMO-free high oleic safflower oil, gelatin, glycerine, purified water. Contains tocotrienols.
VillageGreen Pathway Super E 400 Gelcaps Natural, soybean oil possibly GMO Probably discontinued Probably discontinued Ingredients are d-alpha tocopherol (derived from soybeans), mixed tocopherols (derived from soybeans), gelatin, glycerin, and water.
Vitamin Source Vitamin E Gelcaps Natural, soybean oil possibly GMO $0.19 USA and international customers can order from RemediesDirect. Vitamin E, gelatin capsule.

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