the vitamin e they used in that study is a synthetic alpha tocopherol derived from petroleum.
i would say you need to switch forms, not stop taking vit e and selenium altogether.
i don't like the look of your products, and here's why:
the selenium is good, but the vit E in the blend is synthetic dl-alpha tocopherol, not natural ratio e8 complex
in the 1000IU vit e, it's a slightly better form but still all d-alpha tocopherol.
you need to eat good food sources of vitamin e, and get a natural source E8 complex supplement.
personally, at this time, i stick to max 400IU vit e per day, on top of diet.
when i was really sick in 2006 i took 3200IU per day for three days (just regular old alpha tocopherol because i did not yet know about e8 complex) and my lost position sense came back. but that is a short term megadose application, not something you would consider doing for years on end.
as for selenium, to avoid cheap blends of vitamin e, you can just take plain old 200mcg selenium in future. (A-C-E-S is a great combo in principle, it just has to be done right in practise or there's no point)
hope that helps!
So would you say the article is more of another scare tactic in the press?
Surely there are many variables besides the vit e / selenium that could result in prostate cancer, especially as cancer hits 1 in 3,
but i will take on what you say about avoiding d-alpha tocopherol, but i have looked on iherb for an e8 product with no results, maybe im searching wrong,
could you please siggest a suitable replacement for my vit e from http://www.iherb.com
is it advised to finish off the rest of the vit e / selenium i have before starting a new one