Last updated on November 3rd, 2016 at 02:22 am
Most of us have an idea or at-least might have heard about Vitamin E benefits and its vital use in cosmetics and anti-aging stuff. It’S quite famous among the female friends…
But, Vitamin E is not only confined to skin care, cosmetics, etc. but also have many more health benefits, which you’ll get to know in this article. First of all…..
What is Vitamin E and why do you need it?
Vitamin E is a group of fat-soluble tocopherols, among which alpha-tocopherol is readily absorbed by the human body.
Vitamin E is an important natural antioxidant which helps our body fight oxidative stress by satisfying the extra free radicals, thereby reduces cell damage and delays the process of aging.
Health Benefits of Vitamin E:
Vitamin E can provide all those health benefits which an antioxidant can have on us. But, most importantly, it is beneficial for the human body in the following way:
- In vitro studies found that it is helpful in the prevention of heart diseases by lowering the level of LDL cholesterol and also removes blood clots that lead to heart attacks.
- Helpful in case of certain skin ailments like sunburns, eczema, plaque formation, etc.
- It helps in the prevention of cognitive decline and degenerative disease like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
- Improves fertility in male.
- As an antioxidant, it is effective against age related macular degeneration and cataract.
- May help lower the risk of (COPD) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by about 10 per cent in both smokers and non-smokers.
- Provides anti-cancerous effects by increasing the immunity and by blocking carcinogenic nitrosamines in the digestive system.
- Protective benefits for Diabetic patients
- Vitamin E is effective against arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory property.
- Has anti-aging properties
- Enhances the immune system
- It is good for healthy hair, skin and nails.
Where do you get Vitamin E from? Sources of vitamin E:
- Almonds, Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts
- Cod liver oil, Corn oil, Cottonseed oil, Peanut oil, Safflower oils, Wheat germ oil, Soya bean oil, Sunflower oil
- Asparagus, sweet potato, Broccoli, Green leafy veggies, like lettuce, spinach, turnip, beet, collard, and dandelion greens
- Avocados, Mangoes, olives, papayas, pumpkin, popcorn
- Blue crab, egg yolks, mayonnaise, muesli
These days many vitamin E supplements are available in the market for those who are unable to meet their requirement and for those who want to reap all its benefits.
What if you are deficient of vitamin E?
Vitamin E deficiency is rare and inadequate intakes of vitamin E can cause,
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Poor muscle co-ordination
- Muscle weakness
- Impaired immune system.
What may be the cause for deficiency?
- Improper intake of vitamin E
- As it is a fat soluble vitamin, low capability of your stomach to digest fatty materials can also be a cause.
- Specific health conditions like pancreatic disease, celiac disease, and gallbladder disease might cause fat mal absorption.
- Premature birth of infants may also lead to vitamin E deficiency.
So, now as you know a lot about Vitamin E, try consuming it in good quantities and let me know if you still need any more information in this regard….
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