Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, which means it helps to protect your cells from damage. It fights potentially harmful free radicals, which can damage cells, leading to everything from low energy levels and dull or dry skin, to general fatigue, minor illness and major diseases.
Strong bones also owe a little debt to vitamin E, and elderly people especially can benefit from supplementing with vitamin E. That’s not to say that even as a young sprite you can’t benefit from this great vitamin, though. Vitamin E contributes to stronger immunity and more stable energy levels. All-round, if you’re looking to stay fit and healthy now, and well into your old age, it pays to get vitamin E on your side early.
What are free radicals?
Molecules like to be stable, in the sense that they like to have the correct number of protons, neutrons and electrons in their mix. Free radicals are unstable, they lack certain electrons. Free radicals will bumble around your body, bumping into other, stable and healthy molecules, stealing their electrons. This process of stealing an electron or two, turns the healthy molecule into a free radical, kicking the whole cycle off again, in a chain reaction which can do damage to your cells, and health.
What is vitamin E good for?
- Combating oxidative stress (fighting harmful free radicals)
- A strong immune system
- Stable energy levels
- Strong bones
Vitamin E is also known as:
When and how much should I take?
Take one Vitamin E softgel per day with food.