Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of the most important vitamin for protection against the effects of aging and keeping you young due to its incredible antioxidant properties. Found naturally occurring in eight different chemical forms, there is only one type that meets your nutritional needs, Alpha- tocopherol.

The research and benefits of Vitamin E and its effect on increased health are undisputed and its power in the prevention of disease is still being researched. Overall it is these increased benefits to your health which makes Vitamin E a must have in your daily diet. 

BENEFITS OF VITAMIN E (ALPHATOCOTRIENOL)

  • Rejuvenates the immune system
  • Protects the skin against ultraviolet light 
  • Keeps arteries clear
  • Protects against heart disease 
  • Slows brain and blood aging 
  • Lowers the risk of cancer and the growth of cancer cells 
  • Reduces the development of cataracts and other eye disorders 
  • Protects against degenerative brain diseases 
  • Boosts antioxidant activity 
  • Blocks fat oxidation 
  • Relieves arthritis pain & swelling 

SYMPTOMS OF VITAMIN E DEFICIENCY 

  • Lethargy
  • Weak muscle and cramps
  • Fertility problems 

SOURCES OF VITAMIN E

Vitamin E is fat soluble so the best food sources are within fatty foods such as vegetable oils, nuts, seeds and wheat germs. It is also found in lower concentrations in some vegetables. Check out our top five sources of Vitamin E from food. 

TOP 5 VEGAN SOURCES OF VITAMIN E

  • Wheat germ oil 
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds & Sunflower Oil
  • Peanuts (including peanut butter) 
  • Broccoli

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