"Aren't all Vitamin supplements the same?" We get asked that question a lot! There is a huge difference between buying a synthetic vitamin and a whole-food vitamin. It's important to learn how to read labels and understand the ingredients used. For example, check the label of your vitamin E supplement (or multi vitamin that contains vitamin E). D-Alpha tocopherol is the scientific name for the form of natural vitamin E that is found in food and that our bodies need. If the vitamin E is synthetic, it will be listed with a DL prefix, dl-alpha-tocopherol. You can experience side effects of synthetic vitamins from the additives and the unnatural state of the synthetic supplement. It is remarkable how many natural-looking vitamin bottles with natural-sounding brand names contain a synthetic vitamin. What type of vitamin are you using?