Vitamin E

A fat-soluble vitamin

Role of nutrient in human body

Antioxidant that protects body tissues from damage caused by free radicals.

*Prevents cells, tissues, and organs from getting harmed.

*Vitamin E also keeps the immune system strong against bacteria and viruses.

*Important in formation of red blood cells. Helps body use Vitamin K.

*Used by cells to interact with each other

Food Source

*Vegatable Oils



*Leafy, green vegatables

*Fortified breakfast cereals, fruit juices, margarine, and spreads

Symptoms of Deficiency

*Week immune system

*Nerve damage

*Peripheral neuropathy, ataxia, skeletal myopathy, retinopathy