Vitamin E

Tocopherol

Function

Vitamin E is a pale- yellow liquid, commonly found in a everyday kitchen such as green vegetables with a lot of leaves, eggs, vegetable oils, and fish. The vitamin is very important for healthy blood and cells. Vitamin E is an example of an antioxidant. This basically means it helps protect body tissue from damage to the cells, tissues, and organs. Some could argue they play a role in conditions related to staying young, or at least looking young.

Potential Imbalances

Abetalipoproteinemia is a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism that results in poor absorption of dietary fat and vitamin E. It causes problems such as muscle weakness and in some cases can cause blindness. Without Vitamin E it is hard to absorb fat.


The most common class to experience vitamin E deficiency are premature or low-birth weight infants. Likewise people with a metabolic disorder that keeps them from absorbing fat. it is likely that a healthy adult can go up to 10 years with a vitamin E deficiency without seeing any problems.

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Sources

Vitamin E can be found in mny foods such as:

Almonds, Raw Seeds, Swiss Chard, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Kale, Pine Nuts, Avocado, Broccoli, etc.


Vitamin E can also be in supplement form however studies have proven that taking a high-dose Vitamin E supplement many do more harm than good.

References

"Vitamin E." MedicineNet. N.P., n.d. Web. 01 May 2016.


"Nutritional Requirements Throughout the Life Cycle: Conclusion." NutritionMD.org::. N.p., Web. 01 May 2016


"How Can I Get Enough Vitamin E" Paleo Leap Paleo Diet Recipes Tips. N.p., 2014.