Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant vitamin

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Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant vitamin, helping to neutralize potentially damaging free radicals in the body. It is particularly important for helping to keep cell walls in good condition and for the healthy maintenance of the skin, nerves, muscles, red blood cells, body circulation, and heart. Vitamin E improves the activity of vitamin A in the body, and, unlike other fat-soluble vitamins, seems to be stored for only a short time in the body - indicating the need for very regular intakes.

Absorption helpers Vitamin C and selenium help the action of vitamin E in the body.

Absorption inhibitors The drug cholestyramine, taken to reduce raised cholesterol levels, inhibits absorption of Vitamin E. Excess intakes of iron, copper, and manganese can all reduce vitamin E in the body as can trans-fats in some margarine and processed food, air pollution, and the contraceptive pill..

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Vitamin E uses, cure and benefits

Why take this supplement? People with a diet high in polyunsaturated fats that includes a high proportion of margarine, vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds, may need vitamin E supplements as much as people who cannot absorb fat. Vitamin E may also be appropriate for people with a family history of heart disease, those exposed to pollution, and anyone interested in slowing down the ageing process. The following signs may also indicate a need for this supplement: Exhaustion after light exercise Easy bruising Slow wound healing Varicose veins Loss of muscle tone Lack of drive Infertility Therapeutic uses Heart disease Vitamin E supplements of 80-100g may lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and angina by reducing the formation of atherosclerosis plaques on artery walls. Cancer Good intakes of vitamin E may help protect against some forms of cancer, especially of the lung and the cervix. Cataracts People who take vitamin E supplements may have a lower incidence of developing cataracts. Infections Vitamin E supplements may enhance the action of the immune system to fight infection. Osteoarthritis Vitamin E may help to relieve the pain associated with osteoarthritis, possibly through its action as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Male infertility

Intakes of 600mg of vitamin E daily have been shown to significantly benefit numbers and also help to improve male fertility. Chemical names

Tocopherol: alpha, beta, gamma, and delta

RDA for adults 10mg Top sources of vitamin E mg/100g of food

Wheatgerm oil137mg/100g

Sunflower seed oil49mg/100g

Sunflower seeds37mg/100g



Pine nuts14mg/100g

Sweet potato4mg/100g


Muesli3mg/100g Spinach2mg/100g .

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