Vitamin E

Does vitamin e work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Vitamin E

The overall effectiveness rating for vitamin e is 1.4 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence vitamin e does what it claims. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Vitamin E

There are 17 studies in the database on vitamin e; the confidence rating is 52. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for vitamin e as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Vitamin E

Products Containing Vitamin E
Horizen Energy Nutrients
Vita JYM
Fast Charge
High T Original
Assault Black
Full list of all 10 products containing Vitamin E.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about vitamin e. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase muscle mass

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cardiovascular endurance
improve running performance
improve sports performance
decrease fatigue
increase strength

Immune Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve immune function

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
reduce muscle damage
reduce muscle soreness

General Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve insulin sensitivity


Title of Study
Antioxidant supplementation does not alter endurance training adaptation
Effect of antioxidant supplementation on insulin sensitivity in response to endurance exercise training
Effect of daily vitamin E and multivitamin-mineral supplementation on acute respiratory tract infections in elderly persons: a randomized controlled trial
Effect of Vitamin C and E supplementation on biochemical and ultrastructural indices of muscle damage after a 21 km run
Effect of vitamin E and eccentric exercise on selected biomarkers of oxidative stress in young and elderly men
Effects of palm vitamin e supplementation on exercise-induced oxidative stress and endurance performance in the heat
Effects of vitamin E supplementation on recovery from repeated bouts of resistance exercise
No effect of antioxidant supplementation on muscle performance and blood redox status adaptations to eccentric training
Oxidative stress response to aerobic exercise: comparison of antioxidant supplements
Short-Term High-Dose Vitamin C and E Supplementation Attenuates Muscle Damage and Inflammatory Responses to Repeated Taekwondo Competitions: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial
Vitamin C and E supplementation blunts increases in total lean body mass in elderly men after strength training
Vitamin C and E Supplementation Effects in Professional Soccer Players Under Regular Training
Vitamin D3 supplementation using an oral spray solution resolves deficiency but has no effect on VO2 max in Gaelic footballers: results from a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Vitamin E supplementation and in vivo immune response in healthy elderly subjects. A randomized controlled trial
Vitamin E supplementation attenuates leakage of enzymes following 6 successive days of running training
Vitamin E supplementation decreases muscular and oxidative damage but not inflammatory response induced by eccentric contraction
Vitamin E supplementation does not alter physiological performance at fixed blood lactate concentrations in trained runners