What are the known vitamin E benefits?
The list is long and we examine it in this article....
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What Can Vitamin E Do For You?
This amazing vitamin, also known as tocopherol,
is a powerful biological antioxidant which plays a role in maintaining
the body's immune system. Lets look at the list of vitamin E benefits:
Retards cellular aging through oxidation keeping you looking
Aids the production of sex hormones.
Helps alleviate leg cramping (charley horse).
Enhances the nervous system.
Aids in cell respiration.
Increases endurange by enhancing the body's oxygen supply.
Works with vitamin A to protect lungs against polluted air.
Dissolves and prevents blood clots.
Used externally it can prevent the formation of thick scar tissue
on the skin.
Builds body tissure, muscle fiber and blood vessels.
Acts as an anticancer, anticlotting and cholesterol reduction
Is necessary for absorption of iron.
Protects fat-soluable vitamins.
Helps burns heal more rapidly.
Acts as a diuretic helping to reduce blood pressure.
Useful in lessening the possibility of miscarriages.
Slows terminal diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Natural foods which can provide the vitamin E benefits include:
Wheat germ oil
all seeds and nuts
Toxicity and Overdose
There are no essential toxic effects known for vitamin E, however
anyone with overactive thyroid, diabetes, high blood pressure or
rheumatic heart disease should use caution if starting to use
supplements of this vitamin, generally starting with small doses and
increasing over time. Over time the diuretic effect of vitamin E
will help lower blood pressure.
If using high levels of supplements, these should be reduced
gradually to avoid a sudden change.
Tips and Hints
People who consume high levels of polyunsaturated oils may need
increased vitamin E.
Iron supplements using inorganic iron such as ferrous sulphate
are incompatible with vitamin E. If using these wait at least 8 hours
before taking vitamin E.
Organic forms of iron such as ferrous gluconate, peptonate,
citrate or fumarate do not destroy vitamin E and may be used together
People who drink chlorinated water may require higher amounts of
Women going through menopause can benefit from increased intake
of vitamin E.
Although vitamin E is fat-soluable it is not stored well in the
body and as much as 70 percent of daily consumption is eliminated in
The minimum amount of Vitamin E which adults should consume is 400
IU (International Units) with an upper limit for supplements set at