Vitamin E

Vitamin E is referred to when discussing a group of fat-soluble vitamins of a similar structure.

Vitamin E is found naturally in some foods, added to others. In other cases, it can be added to the diet through dietary supplements.

Vitamin E is often used to prevent and repair cell and tissue damage during radiation therapy.

It can be used along with Evening Primrose Oil to reduce breast pain. The use of vitamin E in the treatment of some cancers is beneficial.

Vitamin E may promote tumor susceptibility of ionizing radiation during some cancer treatment.

Vitamin E deficiency is rare but can occur.

Uses:

– Antioxidant function
– Enzymatic activities
– Gene expression
– Some people use vitamin E for preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
– This includes chest pain, Hypertension, Blocked Arteries, and even Heart Attack.
– With Diabetes it can be used to help treat complications.
– Currently, more information is being considered for use in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, and other dementia.

Women’s Health Uses

– Complications from pregnancy – Pre-Eclampsia
– Premenstrual syndrome
Menopausal Syndrome
– Hot flashes
– Especially worsening symptoms with Breast Cancer.

Broken down into 2 types:

1.) Tocopherols  [4 total]

2.) Tocotrienols  [4 total]

Source:

– Avocado
– Asparagus
– Spinach
– Vegetable oils
– Almonds
– Wheat germ
– others

Functions:

– Antioxidants
– Cell membrane protection from breakdown
– Co-enzyme
– Cofactor
– Neuron protection
– Prevention of cancer
– Decrease cholesterol
– others

Excess use may lead to heart defects during pregnancy and excess use may be restricted during pregnancy

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