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THE SUPPLEMENT PLACE

Vitamin E

Foods with Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with powerful antioxidant properties that help to protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.* It also may have a key role to play in keeping organs healthy, particularly the heart.*

Dietary sources of vitamin E include vegetable oils, seeds, nuts, and green leafy vegetables. 

Symptoms of Vitamin E deficiency

Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that may help to prevent premature aging of the skin and heal the damage caused by the sun or injury.* 

Vitamin E may help protect the eyes.* The American Optometric Association highlights the role of vitamin E in slowing down the progression of both cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.* (1)

Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that may reduce the impact of environmental damage to the hair and may improve the flow of blood to the scalp.*

Woman feeling her hair

Vitamin E may help to relieve the pain, severity, and duration of menstrual cramps.* According to studies, women who took vitamin E supplements two days before their periods experienced less pain than those who took a placebo.* (2

The antioxidant properties of Vitamin E may help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.* Studies show that it may increase immunity and prevent the development of both common illnesses and severe health conditions.* It could help to fight inflammation and slow the aging of cells that can be linked to some serious health issues.* (3)

If cholesterol oxidizes, it becomes highly dangerous. Studies reveal that some isomers in Vitamin E may serve as an antioxidant and can prevent the oxidation of cholesterol.* (4)

Vitamin E supplements may help to improve physical endurance, increase energy levels, and reduce oxidative stress in the muscles after exercise.* (5) Vitamin E might enhance muscle strength and reduce fatigue by promoting blood circulation.*

Man and woman flexing their biceps

Disclaimers:

You should always consult your health care provider before starting any herbal supplements or products.   *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

References:

  1. https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/diet-and-nutrition/vitamin-e 
  2. https://draxe.com/vitamin-e-benefits/ 
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16011463 
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15061748 
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10701711 
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