What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is an important nutrient that your body absorbs from certain nuts, oils, vegetables and dairy products.
Why your body needs Vitamin E
Vitamin E helps to protect the fats in your cell membranes from free radical attack that can cause chronic diseases, and skin damage.
It supports a healthy immune system by increasing antibody production and stimulating the activity of immune cells.
Vitamin E supports cardiovascular health, helping to relax the blood vessels, support blood flow, and assists in the maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels in healthy individuals.
The many other benefits of Vitamin E include healthy brain function, healthy eye function, support for the pre menstrual period, and wound healing.
Dietary sources of Vitamin E
Good sources of Vitamin E are nuts, seeds, wheat germ and wheat germ oil, cold-pressed vegetable oils, spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, asparagus, avocado, soy beans, liver, egg yolk, milk and butter.
If you have a very low-fat diet or poor fat absorption caused by a medical conditions, you may be lacking sufficient Vitamin E. If this is the case, a simple supplement can help.
If symptoms persist, seek advice from your healthcare professional.