Vitamin E - Alpha-tocopherol

Vitamin E is an antioxidant vitamin that prevents cell damage that may lead to cancer. By inhibiting the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, vitamin E may reduce the risk of heart disease. It belongs to the family of drugs called tocopherols.

Solubility: Fat

Functionality:

Retards cellular aging because of oxygen, Alleviates fatigue by supplying oxygen, Prevents and dissolves blood clots, Helps in preventing sterility, Aids in bringing nourishment to cells

Rich Sources:

Vegetable oil, wheat germ, nuts, dark green vegetables, whole grains, beans

Rich Sources of Vitamin E

Deficiency Disease:

Deficiency is very rare; mild hemolytic anemia in newborn infants

Overdose Disease: N/A

Deficiency Symptoms:

Symptoms include in Infants irritability, Fluid Retention and Anemia. Adult symptoms may include Lethargy, Loss of balance and Anemia. There may be increased risk of Heart Disease, Cancer, and Premature Aging with marginal deficiencies.

Deficiency Occurs in:
  1. People with a genetic defect in a vitamin E transfer protein called thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)

  2. Women with Preeclampsia
  3. Very old people with type 2 diabetes
Recommended Daily Intakes:
  1. Men: 10 mg alpha TE (15 IU)
  2. Women: 8 mg alpha TE (12 IU)
  3. Pregnancy: 10 mg alpha TE (15 IU)
  4. Lactation: 12 mg alpha TE (18 IU)