Vitamin E is a powerful, fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties that helps to protect cell membranes against damage caused by free radicals and prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Vitamin E encompasses eight chemical forms (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta- tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta –tocotrienol). Alpha-tocopherol is the most active form in humans.
Foods that contain vitamin E include: eggs, fortified cereals, fruit, leafy greens, meat, nuts, vegetable oils and whole grains. While vitamin E deficiency is rare in humans, the National Institute of Health recommends the normal allowances for daily intake. For those of you who cannot maintain the normal dosages in your diet, consider a supplement. (Vitopia Health recommends only the highest quality products in our store!)
Additionally, Vitamin E oil has been praised by skincare specialist for it beauty benefits, but there might be some other healthier side effects. Combining vitamin E with vitamin C can act as a natural form of skin protection. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that can help protect and recover from environmental stress. It is also an anti-inflammatory to calm and protect skin.
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Mike Woodley, R.Ph, FAARM, FMNM