Vitamin E

What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and an antioxidant, though less is known about it than other vitamins such as vitamin C or the vitamin B-complex.

What are the health benefits of Vitamin E?
While science is yet to determine what exactly vitamin E’s role is in the body as a whole, it has been found to help prevent the oxidation of fats, helps to maintain a healthy immune system, promotes tissue healing, improves circulation, works in the formation of muscle and red blood cells, and some believe it may even prevent different forms of heart disease and cancer.

Vitamin E deficiency is very rare in humans, as it is generally limited to people that can’t absorb dietary fat or have genetic abnormalities. When one is deficient, they are at risk of experiencing certain forms of anemia or disorders of the nervous system.

What foods are good sources of Vitamin E?
Vitamin E can be found in almonds, peanuts, pistachios, seeds, olives, avocados, mangoes, vegetable oils, wheat germ oil, sweet potatoes, spinach, and asparagus.

What are the guidelines for taking Vitamin E?
It is recommended that adults receive 22.5 IU of vitamin E each day.

Are there any precautions for taking Vitamin E?
Excessive amounts of Vitamin E may lead to problems with bleeding.

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