Published: 08/22/2018 - Updated: 03/08/2020
Author: Dra. Loredana Lunadei, PhD
The vitamin E is also known as tocopherol, it is liposoluble and necessary for the body. One of its primary virtues is that it is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect fatty acids. In this way, it protects the body form toxic molecule formations produced by normal metabolism. These could be ingested through the airways or orally. It also prevents imbalance red blood cell destruction, making it indispensable in preventing and treating anemia.
Vitamin E’s bodily functions
- ANTIOXIDANT: this is a powerful natural antioxidant. It preserves cellular integrity in the presence of toxic compounds, heavy metals (silver, mercury, lead), drugs, and radiation. The toxicity of these foreign substances come from the free radicals generated during body detoxification.
- SKIN: an essential vitamin for keeping skin healthy, brilliant, fresh, and young. Protects skin from the effects of aging and prevents skin tissue and blood vessel degeneration.
- CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM: prevents clotting that makes circulation difficult through blood vessels. Reduces the risk of suffering from a heart attack, angina, or embolisms. Vitamin E can prevent or slow cardiac illness by restricting oxidation of LDL cholesterol, or “bad” cholesterol.
- CRAMPS: prevents and fights cramps for people with poor circulation. Healing: vitamin E is important is forming elastic fibers and collagen in conjunctive tissue. Promotes burn healing.
- IMMUNE SYSTEM: keeps it healthy, especially during times of tension, oxidative stress, and chronic viral infections. Encourages defense cell proliferation, and increases cellular response to injury or infection.
- REJUVENATING: Only a small percentage of the oxygen that enters cells, not all of of it, is converted into harmful chemical agents, known as free radicals. They are extremely unstable and react with nearby cells, harming and altering their function, and aging and destroying the cell. This imbalance between existing free radicals and the body’s ability to eliminate them, is what causes cellular deterioration and aging. This understanding forms the base of all antioxidant therapies, like ozone therapy.
- VISION: Vitamin E is considered useful in preventing the formation of cataracts.
- ALZHEIMER’S: This vitamin prevents and helps fight the mental aging effects, like memory loss.
- NERVOUS SYSTEM:vitamin E is essential maintaining balance and neuron membrane functioning.
- ANEMIA: fights and prevents anemia.
- SMOKERS: since it eliminate toxic substances, vitamin E helps remove those that are ingested by smokers.
- PREGNANCY AND FERTILITY: this vitamin is essential to efficient reproduction in several mammal species. It has been used to treat recurrent miscarriages, and infertility in both sexes.
- CANCER: vitamin E is said to protect again cancer, even though this has not yet been proven.
Vegetable sprout oils: wheat germ, extra virgin olive oil, evening primrose oil, soy, peanut, rice, sesame, almond, cotton, and coconut oils.
Animal sources: Egg yolks.
Leafy greens: spinach, broccoli, sprouts, parsley, cilantro, alfalfa, etc.
Soy: soy milk, tofu, tamari, etc.
Grains: Sesame, amaranth, wheat, barley, whole grains.
Sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds, peanuts, etc.
Also can be consumed in capsule supplements.
NOTE: the daily dietary requirement for children is 10 UI, and 25 UI fod adults.
This deficiency of Vitamin E causes:
This deficiency of Vitamin E is quite rare, but when it happens, it could cause:
- Bad appearance
- Water retention
- Eye disturbances
- Tiredness or lethargy
- Inability to concentrate
- Nervous system damage
- Cardiovascular problems.
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