Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant in the body. Antioxidants protect cell membranes in the body. Antioxidant vitamins A, C, E protect cells from oxidative stress.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, along with vitamin A, D and K. These vitamins are stored in the liver and fatty tissues for future use.
What foods contain vitamin E?
Vitamin E is found in many foods including certain oils, nuts, poultry, eggs, fruits and wheat germ oil. And significant amounts can also be found in green leafy vegetables and fortified cereals.
There is a whole range of Seven Seas supplements that contain vitamin E including Seven Seas JointCare Supplex Capsules.
Vitamin E deficiency
Vitamin E deficiency is rare but can occur in people with certain genetic disorders and in very low-weight premature infants. Because the digestive tract requires fat to absorb vitamin E, people with fat-malabsorption disorders, like celiac and Crohn’s disease, are more likely to become deficient than people without such disorders.
Cells in our body are constantly under stress and vitamin E helps to protect cells from oxidative stress. In addition, Vitamin C helps regenerate the reduced form of vitamin E and some people take vitamin E and vitamin C together.
How much vitamin E do you need?
According to the NHS2, the recommended daily intake of vitamin E for men is 4mg, and 3mg for women.