Vitamin E


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Vitamin E is the name for fat soluble compounds known for their antioxidant properties. It occurs naturally in food but is also available as food supplements. Vitamin E has 8 chemical forms but only alpha-tocopherol is the only form that can be used for humans. The liver absorbs different forms of Vitamin E but only re-secretes alpha-tocopherol while it excretes the other forms.

Benefits of Vitamin E: Vitamin E prevents the production of reactive oxygen species or ROS, a free radical that damages the cells, during the oxidation process of fats. It is also known to slow down Alzheimer's and prevents nerve damage caused by chemotherapy. Vitamin E is also used to treat ataxia, a bowel movement disorder caused by Vitamin E deficiency. Some research revealed that Vitamin E prevents anemia and bladder cancer.

Found In: Sunflower seeds, Almonds, Avocado.