Vitamin E

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Vitamin E Summary

All Vitamin E Benefits/Effects/Facts & Information

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin composed of a group of compounds called tocopherols, including d-alpha, beta, delta and gamma. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to maintain the integrity of cells.

  • Supports nervous system health
  • Powerful antioxidant properties
  • Fights free radicals which can damage health cells increasing aging and weakening immune system health
  • Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart disease and stroke
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces macular degeneration
  • Reduces oxidative stress which can help exercise performance
  • Supports optimal cardiovascular health
  • May help improve fertility in males
  • Used in Anti-aging treatments
  • Supports blood vessel health
  • Plays a role in hormone production

Healthy foods that contain Vitamin-E:

  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Almonds
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Avocados
  • Peanuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Turnip Greens
  • Asparagus
  • Beet Greens
  • Mustard Greens

Vitamin-E deficiency can cause:

  • Cancer
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular health issues
  • Weak immune system health
  • Digestive issues
  • Cognitive issues

Things to Know About Vitamin E

Vitamin E Is Also Known As

Alpha Tocopherol, D-Tocopherol, DL-Tocopherol, Mixed Tocopherols

Things to note about Vitamin E

  • Vitamin E deficiencies are very rare.
  • Vitamin E is fat soluble and works best when taken with food.

How To Take Vitamin E

Recommended Vitamin E Dosage, Active Amounts, Other Details

Currently there is not an optimal dosage for Vitamin E. Research studies use dosages between 50 IU – 800 IU daily.

50 IU – 800 IU equals:

  • 50 mg – 800 mg of synthetic vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol)
  • 25 mg – 400 mg of natural vitamin E (d-alpha- or mixed tocopherols).

The adult safe upper intake level (UL) for vitamin E is set at 1,000 mg daily.

The official U.S. recommendations for daily intake of Vitamin E:

  • Infants
    • 0-6 months: 4 mg
    • 7-12 months: 5 mg
  • Children
    • 1-3 years: 6 mg
    • 4-8 years: 7 mg
    • 9-13 years: 11 mg
  • Males and Females
    • 14 years and older: 15 mg
  • Pregnant Women: 15 mg
  • Nursing Women: 19 mg