Vitamin E

Emma Dyson

What is Vitamin E and What Does It Do?

  • · Vitamin E is a group of fat soluble vitamins known as tocopherols and tocotrienols
  • · In the body, it is an antioxidant to protect the cells
  • · Vitamin E also boosts the immune system
  • · Helps with the widening of blood vessels and prevents clotting
  • · Also, cells use Vitamin E to interact with one another and carry out tasks
  • · Helps the body use Vitamin K

Where Can You Find Vitamin E?

  • · Vegetable oils are the best source of Vitamin E
  • · Nuts such as peanuts and hazelnuts, but especially almonds
  • · Green vegetables provide some Vitamin E
  • · Some companies also add Vitamin E to some cereals and fruit juices

How Can Vitamin E Benefit You?

  • · Helps avoid vascular disorders and heart disease
  • · Strengthen your immune system and fight off pathogens
  • · Helps to protect you from air pollution, eye disorders, and neurological disorders
  • · Could possibly help prevent cancer by blocking DNA oxidation
  • · It can also have positive cosmetic effects, such as the appearance of scars and wrinkles

What is the Recommended Amount of Vitamin E? (For Adults)

  • 15 mg or 22.4 International Units of Vitamin E is recommend for an adult everyday

What Happens if You Cannot Absorb Vitamin E?

  • · You can develop a Vitamin E deficiency
  • · Muscle weakness
  • · Vision problems
  • · Unsteady walking
  • · Loss of muscle mass
  • · Abnormal eye movements
  • · A Vitamin E deficiency is very rare in humans, but does occur in premature babies (weigh under 1.5 grams)

Why is it Bad to Take too Much Vitamin E?

Taking too much Vitamin E can lead to many potential side effects such as:

o diarrhea

o nausea

o stomach cramps

o blurred vision

o dizziness

o tiredness