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What Is Vitamin E: The Complete Guide

Vitamin E is an essential nutrient that plays a role in many of our bodily functions. We can get it from our diet in vegetable oils, cereals, and meat, such as chicken. But as a nutrient that can have positive effects on many aspects of our health, lots of us are using supplements to get enough of this important vitamin.

What Is Vitamin E?

This vitamin is actually a group of 8 compounds, including:

  • Alpha-tocopherol
  • Beta-Tocopherol
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
  • Delta-Tocopherol

These eight compounds are powerful antioxidants, which help 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.

What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin E?

Strong bones also owe a little debt to this vitamin. Elderly people, in particular, can benefit from supplements as they can contribute to stronger immunity and more stable energy levels.

Vitamin E has benefits on our health like:

  • Combating oxidative stress (fighting harmful free radicals)
  • A strong immune system
  • Stable energy levels
  • Strong bones

As an antioxidant, Vitamin E is also believed to have a positive effect on our skin.

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When And How Much Should I Take?

Adults need around 15mg of vitamin E a day, although the National Institute For Health (NIH) estimates that most of us don’t get enough in our diets.

Taking a multivitamin can help to support your overall health and wellbeing with a range of essential vitamins and minerals.

 


National Institue For Health, 2018. ‘Vitamin E’ <https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminE-Consumer/#h5>



Roxanne Griggs

Roxanne Griggs

Public Health Nutritionist (ANutr)

Qualified, Public Health Nutritionist (ANutr).