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Vitamin E


Usage Tips

  1. Vitamin E can be added to beakfast cereals, spreads, margarines and fruit juices.


Vitamin E is a group of eight fat-soluble compounds including four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. Alpha-tocopherol form of vitamin E is the most active one in humans. Vitamin E is an essential nutrient that occurs naturally in many foods(such as seeds, nuts, and leafy greens ) and is also available as a dietary supplement. The best source of vitamin E includes vegetable oils(wheat germ, sunflower, and safflower), nuts(peanuts, almonds, and hazelnuts), and green vegetables(broccoli and spinach). It is best added to life through food, and it's neither risky nor harmful to obtain vitamin E from food sources. It acts as a good antioxidant for the body, boosting immune system and preventing against various ailments. The cells in the body also use Vitamin E to interact with each other and carry out activities. It also works great for skin through food, supplements, and skin oils.

Health benefits

  • Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to protect cells from free radical damage. (1)
  • It also slows down the aging process of cells, promoting longer cell life. (1)
  • It may prevent the hardening of arteries and high blood pressure, preventing heart diseases. (1)

Selection Guide

Vitamin E is available in supplement form as oil, tablets or capsules. Consult your doctor regarding its usage. Check for its "expiry date" before purchasing.


Research studies show that men taking 400 IU of vitamin E supplements daily are at the risk of prostate cancer. It can also increase stroke risk. Vitamin E supplements taken with blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix) or aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding. Its large doses may accumulate in the body to toxic levels. Excessive consumption mat increases the risk of fatigue or weakness, blurry vision, headache and stomach cramps. (2)

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