Vitamin E signs- physical/mental problems, eye issues, slow growth.
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How to Correct a Vitamin E Deficiency
Vitamin E, a valuable antioxidant, works to neutralize many of the toxins we encounter on a daily basis, before they can do damage to our bodies' cells. It can actually reverse the damage caused by some toxic chemicals.
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Raw almonds are rich in Vitamin E
Prevents Eye Damage
Additionally, E can help prevent damage to your eyes caused by aging, too much sunlight and exposure to toxic chemicals.
Protects Skin from Sun
It also keeps your skin from being damaged by too much sunlight.
E molecular structure
Protects From Cancer
Vitamin E also protects the digestive tract from cancer-causing agents.
Difficult to Get Enough Vitamin E
It is difficult for most people to get enough E in the diet.
Supplementation Likely Necessary
Vitamin E is found in some fruits and vegetables, whole grains and unprocessed oils, but it is destroyed by cooking and storage, as well as exposure to light. This makes it difficult to get enough E in the diet without supplementation.
Prevent Toxin Damage
There are so many pollutants in the environment which destroy E that many experts are advising daily supplements to prevent cell damage from toxins.
Make sure your E supplements are not rancid
How to Get More Vitamin E
- E is found in:
- whole grains and seeds
- raw sunflower seeds
- raw almonds
- raw hazelnuts
- raw brazil nuts
- dark green vegetables
- sweet potatoes
- brown rice
- egg yolks
- Few foods contain large amounts of E and, unfortunately, the best sources are the fatty foods that we do not usually eat in large quantities.
- The cooking and salad oils that we buy from the supermarket are not good sources.
- Look for unrefined, cold-pressed oils sold in dark bottles.
- Usually they are found in your health food store.
- Wheat germ oil is one of the best dietary sources of E.
- Note: to surgical patients:If you are preparing for, or recovering from surgery, etc. do not take E supplements without your doctor's permission.
- Some doctors believe that large doses of E supplements reduce the blood's ability to clot.
- Check with your doctor first.
- It is believed, however, that eating extra E-rich foods, does not affect blood clotting adversely.
- There are not many symptoms that are specific only to E deficiency.
- Anyone, especially a child, is likely to be vitamin E deficient who eats a lot of:
- white bread
- white pasta
- white sugar
- baked goods
- soft drinks
- french fries
- potato chips
- Since most multivitamins don't contain very much vitamin E, you should consider a separate E capsule if you have a high score.
- Take 200-400 I.U.'s every day, with a meal containing fat.
- There is some evidence that the mixed form of E found in food (gamma tocopherol) is much more beneficial than the form found in supplements (alpha tocopherol).
- Buy only natural source E.
- People with some medical conditions (for example high blood pressure, rheumatic heart disease, hyperthyroidism and anemia) should not take E supplements without their doctor's approval.
Strengthens the Immune System
Vitamin E deficiency can suppress the immune system and leave the body more susceptible to infection.