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.
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 The 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.