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)