Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a collection of fat soluble compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. The major forms are designated alpha, beta, delta and gamma-tocopherols or tocotrienols.

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Vitamin E is a collection of fat soluble compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. The major forms are designated alpha, beta, delta and gamma-tocopherols or tocotrienols.

To date the alpha-tocopherol form has been mainly used to produce vitamin E supplements, however recent research has highlighted the superior benefits of following nature’s blueprint and using mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols.

Natural forms of vitamin E are more readily absorbed by the body than synthetic forms.

Vitamin E Benefits

Vitamin E is an antioxidant with important protective activity against damage to cell membranes from free radicals due to air pollutants and chemical toxins. As well as helping maintain cell membrane integrity, vitamin E enhances immune function. It supports cardiovascular health by protecting artery walls and reducing plaque development due to the harmful effects of oxidated LDL-cholesterol.

Vitamin E used either internally or topically can be an effective treatment for wounds and skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis. Vitamin E is an important nutrient in sperm health and fertilisation. Babies born prematurely usually have low levels of vitamin E, as do women with preeclampsia. Vitamin E also supports eye health, hormonal balance in women and age-related memory function.

Vitamin E Side Effects and Contraindications

Moderate doses are safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding when taken as directed. Caution if taking anticoagulant medication such as warfarin.
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