Vitamin E supplements: Everything you need to know
Published February 15, 2022
Vitamin E – the super antioxidant
Vitamin E is a group of naturally occurring fat-soluble compounds made up of what are known as tocopherols and tocotrienols. Vitamin E is an essential nutrient for health and wellbeing due to it’s well studied antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help protect your body’s cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that can break down cells in your body over time.
Vitamin E is found primarily in the membranes of your cells where it can exert its maximum protective effect. It acts as the first line of defence, protecting the cell membranes from free radical attack.
Vitamin E has been shown to support healthy immune system function in elderly individuals.
Vitamin E is found in nuts, soybeans plant oils such as olive and sunflower oil, green leafy vegetables and wheat and while obtaining vitamin E from your diet is ideal, your health professional may recommend vitamin E supplementation.
How much vitamin E do I need a day?
Your requirements for vitamin E will differ depending upon your age and general health and wellbeing. Speak to a healthcare professional about the right dose of vitamin E for you.
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