Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of the most important vitamin for our human body. Vitamin E keeps for heart healthy as Vitamin E is an excellent option for helping limit bad heart conditions.  The most important aspect of vitamin E is the protection of cell membranes from free radicals. Our human body is prone to certain diseases if it doesn’t have a proper amount of vitamin E. Since Vitamin E is fat soluble it is absorbed and stored in the cells, for this reason the cell membranes allow vitamin E to pass through, with out the protection of vitamin E free radicals will damage the cell membrane.

Benefits if Vitamin E.

VITAMIN E is a super anti-oxidant which protects cells against damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin E is extremely important in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Vitamin E is also useful in treating premenstrual syndrome and fibrocystic disease of the breast. Vitamin E prevents thick scar formation when applied topically and accelerates the healing of burns. Vitamin E also helps in reducing blood pressure, prevents and dissolves blood clots. It also relieves leg cramps.  Vitamin E also helps to enhance sperm production and promotes healthy skin. It controls hair fall and prevents age spots.  Vitamin E slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  Vitamin E strengthens the immune system.

The people with following below health conditions are required to take Vitamin E supplements.

Vitamin E supplements are required to be taken by a person who is on a low fat diet.

People suffering with liver diseases are required to take vitamin E supplements as liver and intestine can’t absorb proper amounts of vitamin E in these patients.

People suffering with cystic fibrosis cannot digest fats, so the less fat your human body absorbs means you are getting less amount of vitamin E, so it is advisable to take Vitamin E supplements.

Note: Please consult your family doctor before you take any supplements.

Requirement for vitamin E differs Depending on an individual weight.  The food and nutrition board at the institute of medicine report the following dietary reference on the intake for vitamin E.

Vitamin E requirements for Infants / newly Born

0 to 6 months: 4 mg/day

7 to 12 months: 5 mg/day

Vitamin E requirements for Children

1 to 3 years: 6 mg/day

4 to 8 years: 7 mg/day

9 to 13 years: 11 mg/day

Adolescents and Adults

Vitamin E Requirements for 14 and older: 15 mg/day

(Note: Please consult your family Doctor before you take any supplements.)

Food Rich in Vitamin E.

The following foods mentioned below are rich in Vitamin E

Almonds, Asparagus, Broccoli, blue crub, canola oil, collard, dandelion greens, fortified cereals,  green leafy vegetables, hazelnuts, mangoes, nuts and nut oils, papayas, pumpkin, rockfish, Sweet Potato , seeds and seed oils, sunflower , spinach , turnip, tomato products,

Vitamin E Deficiency

Vitamin E deficiency will take months or years to show the results. Damage to the spinal cord is the biggest result of vitamin E Deficiency. Vitamin E Deficiency also causes damage to the retina of the eye. So in order to see body to absorb more vitamin E, the food should contain a small amount of fat. The more fat a body has then the cell membranes will need a higher amount of Vitamin E for proper function.