Vitamin E can be found both in natural sources and synthetic sources in the form of vitamins and supplements. Thus, vitamin E is found in many components present in oils and skin creams. Note, however, that because of extremely cold temperatures the vitamin E from the skin is destroyed, while high temperatures favor its decomposition.
The best way to ensure your body needs of vitamin E is by following a proper food style and therefore it is recommended to consume big quantities of almonds, asparagus, avocado, Brazil nuts, canola oil, corn oil or cotton seed oil, cereals, peanuts, soybean oil, sunflower seeds, nuts and wheat germ.
The beneficial effects of vitamin E:
Vitamin E has many beneficial effects on the body from stimulating the body’s normal growth and to prevent and treat deficiencies of vitamin E in infants born prematurely or with a weight less than the normal average. Also, vitamin E acts as an anticoagulant agent and is stimulating the red blood cell formation. Meanwhile, it has the ability to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction, fatal, in men and the ability to protect the body from prostate cancer due to antioxidant effect. Other beneficial effects of vitamin E include:
- Improve the specific symptoms of cystic fibrosis;
- Reduce the risk of peripheral circulatory diseases;
- Enhance the quality of sexual intercourse;
- Increases the muscle strength and the stamens level of the body.
Vitamin E is recommended for all people who follow a deficient diet, in this category being included the consumption of alcohol or other drugs and the people who have a lot of stress for extended periods of time. Vitamin E is also recommended for people who are prone to heart attacks, cystic fibrosis or celiac disease.
In infants and children vitamin E deficiency is manifested by feelings of irritability, swelling, and hemolytic anemia. In adults, however, vitamin E deficiency is manifested by lethargy, apathy, inability to concentrate and nerve dysfunction. To correct this condition is recommended to seek medical treatment with vitamin E in the form of tablets or capsules. Vitamin E must be taken immediately after meals, to avoid the risk of stomach irritation.
Signs of vitamin E overdose:
Vitamin E overdose will decrease the level of vitamin A from the body, while larger amounts of vitamin E, given in 1000 IU / day can cause vomiting, headaches and a decrease in immune system activity and in thyroid metabolism.