What does Vitamin E really do for you?

  1. Emeraldgreen21 profile image71
    Emeraldgreen21posted 5 years ago

    What does Vitamin E really do for you?

    I've heard about the benefits of Vitamin E, but apparently there's no medical or scientific proof that these claims are true. What does Vitamin E really do for you, and is it worth taking it in supplement form?

  2. BlissfulWriter profile image67
    BlissfulWriterposted 5 years ago

    I used to take vitamin E for its antioxidant and brain health.  However, I don't any more.  There is some controversy over high doses of vitamin E supplementation, which I have wrote about in my Hub...
    http://blissfulwriter.hubpages.com/hub/ … upplements

    There is no problem with vitamin E overdose in foods.   Because it is pretty difficult to find vitamin E in foods.  Some foods with vitamin E are papaya, spinach, chards, sunflower seeds, walnuts, asparagus.   

    The supplement can not simulate the 8 varieties of vitamin E in food.  If you do take supplement get the get the natural vitamin E which is labeled as "d-alpha tocopherol" as opposed to the synthetic form labeled as "dl-alpha tocopherol".