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Interesting Facts About Vitamin E

Interesting Facts About Vitamin E
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Major manufacturers who produce health and skin care products are actively researching the value of Vitamin E as it relates to health, beauty, and the aging process. Researchers found that Vitamin E is a very important vitamin that might lead to curing many skin problems that are associated with aging. In fact, they discovered that Vitamin E is not only good for keeping skin youthful, supple, and nourished but also is very healthy internally. Indeed, it is true Vitamin E is an important vitamin that should be taken into consideration by every health conscious individual. Advantages like improving the memory, immune system, and slowing the aging process are attracting more and more important research on the vitamin.

Antioxidant Values

Researchers found that Vitamin E is an amazing and very powerful anti-oxidant. Take a visit to your local drug store. And search the beauty and health aisles. Pick up a few popular skin care products or body care products and read the ingredients on the label. Many of the products contain a powerful anti-oxidant and most assuredly that potent anti-oxidant is Vitamin E. Did you know that anti-oxidants protect body tissues from free radical damage? It's true. Free radical damage to internal organs leads to aging in the body.

More Vitamin E Facts

-Medical authorities established (RDA) Recommended Daily Vitamin E allowance for adults of about 15mg.

-Research shows that Vitamin E in supplemental form might help alleviate pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

-Another study shows that taking 150 IU of Vitamin E might help alleviate (PMS)
Premenstrual Symptoms.


Vitamin E Rich Foods

Here are a few Vitamin E rich foods to add to your daily meals.

Oils

-Wheat Germ Oil. Wheat germ oil is available in most heath food stores. About 1/4 a cup of wheat germ oil has 63.6 mg of Vitamin E.

-Sunflower Oil. Substitute sunflower oil for those fatty salad dressings. About 1/4 a cup has 18 mg. Vitamin E.

Vegetables

-Spinach. 1/2 cup of spinach has 2.2 mg. Vitamin E.
-Asparagus. Five spears of asparagus has about 1.1 mg

Fruit
Vitamin E is found in fruits like peaches. And a 1/2 cup of peaches has about 2.3 mg. Vitamin E.

Beef

About 3 1/2 ounces of beef contains 1.0 mg Vitamin E.


Vitamin E Warnings
Researchers warn people to consult with their doctor before taking large mega doses of the vitamin. Vitamin E is dangerous in mega doses for some individuals.


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