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Health Benefits And Vitamin E

Updated on March 28, 2012

The Family of E For Great Skin

Vitamin E has been proven to be a great source for being used as a supplement for healthy younger looking skin. Whether Vitamin E is applied as a cream, or taken internally. I will be the first to admit that I am guilty for thinking vitamin E is just one vitamin. This vitamin actually belongs to a group of eight different, let's call them associates . Vitamin E Is just a common name or you could say generic for lack of a better word that represents the whole group. To keep it simple and not confuse anyone the major two compounds of vitamin E are: . 1. Tocopherols;2. Tocotrienols Both contain four ingredients with identical names;

1.) alpha, beta, gamma, delta 2.) alpha, beta, gamma, delta

This makes up the first eight associates or family related vitamin E properties.

Vitamin E Natural Sources

  • Wheat Germ
  • Leafy Vegetables
  • Cashews
  • Lima Beans
  • Hazelnuts
  • Cold Pressed Oils

 

Health Benefits

The 9th Element

There is also a 9th vitamin E which is new to the community, this is alpha-tocomonoenol this vitamin e is associated and located in fish eggs.

Vitamin E supplements realistically consist of all eight associated plus alpha-tocopherol (alpha-tocopherol is the best nutritional supply of E for our bodies).

Alpha-Tocopherol is the most potent form of E, and found in foods such as; raw nuts, soybean and asparagus. This form of vitamin E is essentially what is found in our diets.

Points To Note

An important note regarding vitamin E. it should never be taken with iron or multi-vitamins that include iron, it interrupt the proper absorption of vitamin E.

The liver is at risk and can experience massive cell damage when the body is deficient of the vitamin E, B-complex, and A.

Look at it another way by and taking vitamin supplements A C, E, can decrease the risk of chronic liver disease

Points of Interest

Vitamin E has positive effects on health ailments such as AIDS due to its ability to stimulate the immune system. Vitamin E is also a powerful antioxdant, not only does this nutrient boost your immune system but it also protects the thymus gland.

Another point of interest is that this vitamin has successfully been used for varicose veins as an alternative for a surgurical procedure.

Natural is Better

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