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Powerful Antioxidant Vitamin E

Carolyn Bell Smith
Aug 18, 2007
Vitamin E and other vitamins are organic compounds that the body needs to grow and maintain good health. Many think because vitamins are natural there is no danger of taking too much, but of course this is not true. The maximum intake a day of vitamin E is 1000mg, but not more than 400mg if you have hypertension and since it acts like a blood thinner, consult your health care physician if taking warfarin (Coumadin). It is important to adjust the diet to include vitamin E foods. Keeping in mind that vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin the same as A, D and K which are stored in fat tissues, from a few days up to one hundred and eighty. If too much is absorbed it is stored in the liver and could cause health problem.

Vitamin E promotes a thriving circulatory system, and works against irregular clotting of blood. Studies make known that it helps in the healing of wounds, and some breast cancer diseases. It offers defense against the unwelcome effects of air pollution and some toxins on the body, and it protects the skin against UV radiation and sunburns. It also support and reinforce the body's immune system. Intake of vitamin E seem to help in the treatment of a large variety of conditions, such as cardiac complications resulting from diabetes, arthritis, low sperm count, eye tissue inflammation, asthmatic and menstrual pain.

Vitamin E supplements have been in use in many cases, anemia, burns, atherosclerosis, stroke and other conditions, but the American Heart Association does not recommend the use of the vitamin E supplements. More study is needed for conclusive evidence, although there is some evidence from laboratory studies of many beneficial effects of vitamin E. There are some positive prevention and treatment for cancer and other disease but on large-scale studies it is inconclusive. There is, however, considerable support for the use of vitamin E along with vitamin C and other supplements in the treatment of many ailments.

Wheat germ and wheat germ oil are the richest sources of vitamin E. Additional dietary sources include eggs, various types of nuts like almonds and walnuts, sunflower seeds, and cottonseed oil, olive oil, green leafy vegetables like spinach, and potatoes, avocado, papaya and many others conditions.

Vitamin E is accessible in eight fat-soluble compounds (four tocopherols and four tocotrienols) and the most commonly used is d-alpha-tocopherol or d-alpha-tocopherol acetate. The artificial forms of vitamin E are dl-alpha-tocopherol and some health care professionals prefer to recommend mixed tocopherols, as they are representative of whole foods.

There are two groups of vitamins they are fat and water-soluble. The E Vitamin is a fat-soluble, an antioxidant, anti-aging, vasodilator, and an advocate that acts against the harmful effects of free radicals in the body. Free radicals surface as by-products of metabolism and are known to cause tissue and cellular harm. They may also worsen the causes for cardiovascular diseases and cancer. The E Vitamin protects cell membranes, and also other fat-soluble parts like low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from the harmful effects of free radicals. It is also believed that it prevents bloods cell from sticking, and promoting flexible blood vessels, which in turn will lower blood pressure.

Chronic health conditions could affect the body ability to absorb vitamins, be sure to check with your health care provider. And as always, before starting a vitamin regimen or any physical activities such as excise check with your health care provider.
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Carolyn Bell Smith, committed to help others improve their health, lifestyle, fight sickness, disease, and building a strong immune system. Author and creator, Healthy LifeStyle and More, and Lifestyle Tips Newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter - ezine_newsletter@getresponse.com http://www.yourhealthrenewed.com
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