E Complex.jpgVitamin E is an antioxidant that contains natural tocopherol (antioxidants), which helps support your brain, cardiovascular system and respiratory system. Vitamin E has several benefits, including:

  • Protects lung cells that come in contact with oxygen and white blood cells on a regular basis.
  • Protects against heart disease.
  • Can slow the deterioration associated with aging.
  • Can help prevent cancer, strokes, and cataracts.
  • It protects the artery walls and helps keep bad cholesterol (LDL) from being oxidized.
  • Thins your blood which prevents platelets from clumping together.
  • When applied to skin can help protect against skin cancer
  • Helps women who suffer from fibrocystic breast disease by offering relief.
  • For those with diabetes, it enhances the insulin action and improves blood glucose metabolism.
  • Protects the myelin sheaths that surround nerves.
  • Helps protect the retina of premature babies due to the artificial ventilation they are exposed to.
  • When applied to cuts it can increase the healing rate.
  • Helps reduce hot flashes and numerous symptoms of menopause.

With benefits like these, it?s no wonder that healthcare professionals are always emphasizing that we get enough vitamin E in our diets. Luckily, this nutrient is plentiful in a variety of foods, including wheat germ, soybean, or sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, spinach, hazelnuts, tomatoes, broccoli, mangoes, and kiwis.

It’s incredibly important to make sure you are consuming enough vitamin E, so it is recommended to take a vitamin E supplement, which can be found in our selection. Both men and women should consume 15mg or 22.5 IU (international unit) of vitamin E on a daily basis, so be sure to check out some of our most popular vitamin E supplements: E Complex 1:1 by Metagenics or Nutri-West?s E-Tocotrienols.

The benefits of vitamin E are still being explored but of the benefits we do know, it is an excellent supplement to guard against many common health concerns.