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

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

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.

In Diabetes, 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-eclapmsia
  • 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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