This Essential Vitamin For You Health And Wellbeing "Vitamin E" 

By Ange Fonce

Vitamin E has earned itself a reputation... from spicing up your “sex life” to banning wrinkles and old age... and one of the most “important functions” of this vitamin is its “antioxidant properties.” 

Vitamin E is an “essential fat soluble vitamin” that includes eight naturally occurring compounds in two classes designated as “tocopherols” and “tocotrienols.”

Vitamin E is an effective chain breaking... lipid soluble antioxidant in “biological membranes” and aids in “membrane stability.”

Vitamin E is the generic name for “tocopherol” and is available in four different forms.... it is a “fat soluble antioxidant”... which can be obtained only as a food supplement. 

The most widely known “health benefits” of vitamin E are protection against “toxins” such as air pollution... premenstrual syndrome... eye disorders such as cataracts... and neurological diseases such as Alzheimers disease... and diabetes.

The health benefits of vitamin E come from its “antioxidant properties.“

Antioxidants remove” free radicals”... -the “unstable compounds “that damage the “cell structure”...  and “immunity levels” improve when vitamin E is consumed... another important benefit of vitamin E is that it reduces cholesterol and the risk of developing cancer... vitamin E thins the blood which is another significant “health benefit”... in other words... it prevents the blood platelets from clumping... high levels of vitamin E reduce the risk of sunstroke and coronary artery disorder or heart disease.

Another widely known health benefit of vitamin E is in skin care and hair care... owing to its “antioxidant properties”... vitamin E promotes the circulation of blood to the scalp... vitamin E helps alleviate fatigue and strengthen capillary walls while nourishing the cells.

Vitamin E oil is extremely versatile. .. a major benefit of vitamin E oil for the skin is that it helps the healing process. 

As vitamin E is absorbed by the epidermis layer of the skin, it can be used for treating sunburn or protecting you from the sun... another wonderful benefit of vitamin E oil is that it can be used to treat scars... acne, and wrinkles because it speeds up “cell regeneration”... this creates an “anti ageing effect”... which makes the skin look younger... vitamin E oil benefits the skin by helping it retain its “natural moisture content”... vitamin E oil makes dull looking dry skin look healthier and fresher... you can apply a few drops of vitamin E oil to your nails and cuticles which is an effective way of treating the skin.

Deficiency Of Vitamin E... 

Deficiency of Vitamin E is not common... and the symptoms not very clear cut... and may include fatigue... inflamed varicose veins... wounds healing slowly... premature ageing and sub fertility... when Vitamin E is in short supply symptoms may include acne... anaemia... muscle disease... dementia... cancers... gallstones... shortened red blood cell life span,...spontaneous abortion... in other words...miscarriage and uterine degeneration.

Vitamin E Dosage... 

The dosage underneath is the Recommended Dietary Allowance... and be aware that this dosage is the “minimum” that you require per day... to ward off serious deficiency of this particular nutrient. 

In the "therapeutic" use of this nutrient... the dosage is usually increased considerably... yet the “toxicity level” must be kept in mind.

Males... 10 mg per day and females 8 mg per day.

Toxicity And Symptoms Of High Intake... 

Toxicity is not easily reached... and high intakes may induce diarrhoea... nausea or abdominal wind. 

People on "anticoagulant medication" should not take more than 1,200 IU per day.

Vitamin E Best Used With...

Take Vitamin E with the range of “antioxidants”...  that being vitamin C... beta carotene and selenium... vitamin B group vitamins as well as inositol and manganese is also indicated.

When More Vitamin E May Be Required... 

When your food regime is high in “refined carbohydrates... fried foods” and “fat”... or you are taking a “birth control pill” or “hormone replacement therapy”... then a supplement of vitamin E might be called for. 

People suffering from pre menstrual cramps... menopausal hot flushes... after a stroke or suffering from a heart disease might benefit from vitamin E. 

It might also be beneficial to relieve painful or swollen joints... if you are exposed to pollution... and that is just about all of us... or suffer from poor circulation or from Dupuytren's disease... which is a thickening of the ligaments in the hands.

The Enemy Of Vitamin E... 

Vitamin E is lost in “food processing” which includes milling... cooking... freezing... long storage periods and when exposed to air.

Vitamin E should not be taken together with “inorganic iron supplements” as it may destroy the vitamin... while organic iron... such as “ferrous gluconate” and “ferrous fumarate” does not affect the vitamin.

Other Interesting Points About Vitamin E... 

When buying a supplement you often see "d alpha tocopherol" on the list of ingredients... that means that the vitamin E is from “natural sources”... where as "di alpha tocopherol"... will indicate that it is from “synthetic origin.” 

Food Sources Of Vitamin E...

Vitamin E is found in nuts... coconut oil... vegetables... sunflower seeds... pine nuts... whole grains... spinach... asparagus... avocado... beef... most seafood... apples... carrots... celery etc. .

So make sure you include this "valuable” and “essential vitamin" in your health plan.

As a Dynamic Lifer you develop a fit and healthy body... first though... you must develop a fit and healthy mind whose purpose is to have a fit and healthy body!

Take care of your Health and Fitness

You have the POWER!

Thank you... and may you enjoy a Dynamic and Productive week ahead!

Yours Sincerely

Ange Fonce

Ange is an  Author.. Speaker... and International Psycho Dynamic Personal Development Consultant and Peak Performance Coaching Psychologist who works with men... and women who desire to develop themselves... their lifestyle and their relationships to become Dynamic Lifers from around the World!

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