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 and antibody production and the activity of immune cells.
Vitamin E also helps to control and relieve inflammation in the body. It also supports cardiovascular health, helping to relax the blood vessels, improve 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, premenstrual health, 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.