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Vitamins E

Vitamin E, a fat-soluble Vitamin, exists in eight different forms. Each form has its own measure of potency, biological activity, or functional use in the body.

Alpha-tocopherol is known to be the most active form of Vitamin E in humans, and is a powerful biological antioxidant.

Being an antioxidant Vitamin, Vitamin E protects your cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of energy metabolism.

It also prevents breakdown of body tissues and protects Vitamin A and essential fatty acids from oxidation in the body cells.

This nutrition Vitamin has also been shown to play a role in immune function, in DNA repair, and other metabolic processes.

The best way to get an adequate amount of Vitamin E is eating a variety of whole food Vitamin such asvegetable oils, nuts, green leafy vegetables, and fortified cereals.

A lot of food manufacturers fortify foods with Vitamins and minerals.

So it is important to read the nutrition facts panel of the food label to determine whether a food provides Vitamin E as well as other Vitamins and minerals.

People on low-fat diets can have trouble getting enough of the Vitamin since Vitamin E is a fat-soluble Vitamin.

So it is important that dietary fat should be monitored and not reach below safe limits.

Healthy individuals who eat a balanced diet of health food Vitamin rarely need Vitamin supplements.

Vitamin E, a health Vitamin, can be lost from foods during cooking, processing, or storage.

To retain Vitamin E it is best to use whole-grain flours, store foods in airtight containers and avoid exposing them to light.

Vitamin E deficiency can be seen in people who cannot absorb dietary fat due to an inability to secrete

Bile or with rare disorders of fat metabolism are at risk of Vitamin E deficiency; individuals with rare genetic abnormalities in the alpha-tocopherol

Transfer protein are at risk of Vitamin E deficiency; and premature, very low

Birth weight infants (birth weights less than 1500 grams, or 3 pounds, 4 ounces) are at risk of Vitamin E deficiency.

Early sign of deficiency is the rupturing of the red blood cells. Other symptoms include swelling of the cardiac muscle which can become necrotic, retarded growth in children, faulty absorption of fat and fat-soluble Vitamins and lack of sex drive.

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