Key Facts - Health Benefits of Antioxidant Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties.

Vitamin E exists in eight different forms.

Alfa-tocopherol is the only form of vitamin E that has a high level of effectiveness in human body.

Health Benefits of Vitamin E

  • Vitamin E has a number of health benefits.
  • Prevents tissue and cellular damage from free radicals.
  • Helps protect against eye diseases, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Thins the blood and improves blood flow.
  • Speeds up wound healing.
  • Protects your skin against UV radiation.
  • Regulates vitamin a in the body, which itself is important for healthy skin.
  • Helps retain moisture in the skin and prevents dryness and itchiness.
  • Is used to treat psoriasis.

Food sources of Vitamin E

High levels of Vitamin E can be found in the following products:

  • Avocado,
  • Green leafy vegetables,
  • Egg yolk,
  • Liver,
  • Nuts,
  • Olive,
  • Vegetable oil,
  • Whole grain products,
  • Wheat germ.

Vitamin E deficiency

Vitamin E deficiency is a very rare problem.

It usually occurs in people who are unable to absorb fat properly.


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  1. Eat Smart Age Smart
    July 31st, 2009| 2:44 pm

    Vitamin E is an essential fat-soluble vitamin. It is not a single compound, but a family of molecules composed of tocopherols and tocotrienols, all nearly identical in structure. Vitamin E is your body’s most abundant fat-soluble antioxidant, and the single most important antioxidant for heart attack prevention.

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