Vitamin E benefits
Antioxidant. The main function of vitamin E in the body appears to be that of an antioxidant. It is uniquely suited to intercepting the damaging effects of oxidation by free radicals, thus preventing lipid destruction in cell membranes.
Cardiovascular system. Vitamin E is involved in formation of red blood cells, enhances widening of blood vessels and prevents blood clotting inside them.
Detoxification. Vitamin aids the body in the elimination of toxins and harmful chemicals.
Nervous system. Nerves are encased in an insulating sheath, which is made of a protein known as myelin. Vitamin E is critical for maintaining this myelin sheath around nerves.
Food with Vitamin E
mg / 100g
Vitamin E deficiency symptoms
- gastrointestinal diseases
- dry hair or loss of hair
- muscular weakness
- slow tissue healing
- leg cramps
- vision problems
Recommended Dietary Allowances:
Infants (0 to 12 Months): 4 – 5 mg/day
Children (1 to 13 Years): 6 – 11 mg/day
Adolescents (14 to 18 Years): 15 mg/day
Adults (19 and older): 15 mg/day
Lactating Women: 19 mg/day
Pregnant Women: 15 mg/day