Vitamin E: benefits, disadvantages, in a capsule?

If all vitamins are necessary for our body, vitamin E would be used to prevent many diseases. What are its health benefits? What is the risk of deficiency? How to use capsules? Dietitian-nutrition specialist Sandra Ferreira’s answers and advice.

The vitamin E delivers a lot benefits body health, especially for its antioxidant properties. It is found naturally fat food. In the case of lack ofcan be supplemented by consumption capsules vitamin E, consult your doctor.

Definition: What is Vitamin E?

Vitamin E is an organic substance fat soluble (fat soluble), therefore insoluble in water and is divided into 8 organic forms: 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols. It is resistant to heat and light, but does not like oxygen and UV.

What is vitamin E used for?

It plays an important role in the body due to its antioxidant properties: protects against harmful chemical reactions caused by free radicals and involved in the occurrence of many pathologies. “Vitamin E is mainly provided with food. Therefore, it is necessary to regularly consume foods that contain it. “, comments Sandra Ferreira, dietitian-nutrition specialist. Vitamin E is involved protection of cell membranesstarting from the skin, and thus contributes to slow down skin aging. It also protects Red blood cells from oxidizing substances.

Vitamin E slows down cell aging

What are the health benefits of vitamin E?

Especially vitamin E prevent cardiovascular diseases how heart attack or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) by preventing abnormal blood clots. However, its significance has been questioned by recent research. She fight certain cancers, including prostate cancerprovided it is not too much, would also reduce the risk of intracranial bleeding, severe retinopathy and blindness premature newborns, as well as the risk of cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and Parkinson’s disease in adults. “Vitamin E beautifies skin and hair. Antioxidant helps slow down cell aging and therefore protects the skin. For example, if you apply vitamin E oil to your dark circles, it will improve blood circulation, making the dark circles less visible.explains the nutritionist.

Among the richest foods are papayas, sunflower seeds and nuts.

What foods are rich in vitamin E?

Vitamin E is found in food and mostly in fatty food. “In order to have a sufficient deposit, it is ideal to switch sources and to eat with every meal. Among the richest foods are papayasthem Sunflower seeds and nuts types of nuts, hazelnuts or almonds, cereal bran, peanuts, avocados“, advises the specialist. Vitamin E is also available as a food supplement, but their use must be monitored to avoid the risk of overdose.

What are the signs of vitamin E deficiency?

Vitamin E deficiency is rare. They are particularly noticeable premature babywith poor nutrition or with certain intestinal or liver diseases that reduce fat absorption.

Vitamin E supplementation is particularly interesting smokers or people whose norm cholesterol raised. The ANSES recommended dietary intake is 15 mg per day. “But Be careful, this vitamin is an anticoagulanttherefore, supplementation is not recommended if you are taking or are at risk of blood-thinning treatmenta stroke. Similarly, if you supplement too much, you risk certain symptoms such as fatigue, digestive problems, or emotional disturbances.Sandra Ferreira warns. Necessary consult your doctor before any supplementation.

Thanks to Sandra Ferreira, dietitian-nutrition specialist.

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