Wheat Germ Oil, Now Supplements

Contributed by low-sal-life community member in: USA

Last Updated on December 9, 2023

Thoughts from Low-sal-life

The top foods in vitamin E include nuts, seeds, oils, avocados, and dark leafy greens - most are high in salicylates. After reviewing my nutrients for a week, I realized my diet tended to be very low in vitamin E. I decided to try a natural source in food - please leave your reviews if you've tried this product and if it helped.

The oil is thick and a bit yellow-brown. I did not cook with it or heat it, but I added it to my food after it was finished cooking. It tastes a little bit like sesame oil with a nutty-roasted taste. I liked using it with in a soy sauce and cabbage stir-fry. A tablespoon seemed really high, so I usually use 1-2 teaspoons.

Wheat and most grains are negligible or very low in salicylates. While wheat germ oil has not specifically been tested, it is likely to also be negligible. Not recommended for gluten/wheat allergies.

Details from company

Wheat germ oil is an original time-tested product that has a variety of benefits. NOW Wheat Germ Oil is not bleached, deodorized or hydrogenated. In addition, each tablespoon of NOW Wheat Germ Oil may have over 1000 mcg of naturally occurring octacosanol. Natural color variation may occur in this product.

  • Naturally Occurring Vitamin E and Octacosanol
  • Take 1 tablespoon daily, preferably with a meal
  • Halal; Kosher (Triangle K); Non-GMO Project Verified
  • GMP Quality Assured: NPA A-rated GMP certification means that every aspect of the NOW manufacturing process has been examined, including our laboratory/testing methods (for stability, potency, and product formulation).
  • Packaged in the USA by a family owned and operated company since 1968


Wheat germ oil. One tablespoon provides 130% of Vitamin E daily value intake.

Where to find it

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OplbOV

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Estimated salicylate level

No risk
Low risk