Vitamins and minerals are compounds necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies. We need vitamins and minerals to help us grow, to see properly, to make bones, muscles, skin and organs, as well as to help us battle infections. Deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals can lead to serious problems.
Water soluble vitamins, such as B complex vitamins and vitamin C, dissolve in water and are excreted through the kidneys if you have excess amounts in your body. Fat-soluble vitamins--namely vitamins A, D, E and K--dissolve in fat and are stored in fat throughout the body. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that stops the production of ROS formed when fat undergoes oxidation
Vitamin E refers to a group of compounds that include both tocopherols and tocotrienols. Of the many different forms of vitamin E, y-tocopherol is the most common form found in the North American diet
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy
Foods good for Vitamin E - Almonds. Almonds are one the best vitamin E foods, Raw Seeds, Swiss Chard, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Turnip Greens, Kale, Plant oils.
For adults older than 18 years, pregnant women, and breastfeeding women, the maximum dose is 1,000 milligrams daily.
Intake of too much vitamin E can increase risk of bleeding. Over the long-term, this may increase risk of bleeding in the brain and stroke. Vitamin E supplements can be particularly harmful to people on blood thinners and other medications.
Vitamin E deficiency can cause nerve and muscle damage that results in loss of feeling in the arms and legs, loss of body movement control, muscle weakness, and vision problems. Another sign of deficiency is a weakened immune system
Sources: www.globalhealingcenter.com, www.gbhealthwatch.com, www.livestrong.com, ods.od.nih.gov/factssheets/vitamineconsumer/