Vitamin E

Brooklyn Kristek 6th Period

Role of Vitamin E in the human body

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects tissue from damage created by substances called free radicals.

Consequences of insufficient levels of vitamin E in living things

Insufficient levels of vitamin E can cause nerve and muscle damage, loss of body movement control, muscle weakness, and vision problems. Your immune system can also weaken if you don't get enough vitamin E.

Major sources of vitamin E in a human's diet (in what foods is it found)

-vegetable, corn, and soybean oils

-nuts

-green vegetables

- some breakfast cereals, fruit juices, margarines, and spreads