I don't remember what Sheldon recommended but I seem to think it was not more than 1/2 - 1 cup water. I believe he said you should retain it as long as you could and even mentioned that he was able to retain it completely. Go back and re-read his posts.
Vitamin E is more theraputic and healing if you can get the complete form of it. A complete vitamin E supplement will list alpha, beta, delta and gama tochopherols and tocotrienols. Look for it on iherb.com. They ship overseas.