Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. VITAMIN E is a fat-soluble vitamin and has antioxidant properties.
Let’s have a look at some of its important functions in our body.
- The principal role of Vitamin E is that of an Antioxidant and that means that it protects our body from the damage inflicted by the free radicals.
- Vitamin E has a sparing effect on vitamin A & ascorbic acid, by protecting them from oxidation.
- It is considered as an anti-ageing vitamin. It prevents aging due to its oxidative nature.
- It reduces the risk of cancer & heart diseases.
- Our body needs Vitamin E to help keep the immune system strong against viruses & bacteria.
Vitamin E performs a bunch of functions in our body. Thus not including this vitamin in your diet can lead to severe health problems! Here are some symptoms of deficiency diseases caused by Vitamin E.
Vitamin E deficiency leads to impaired neuromuscular functions & the development of the form of muscular dystrophy.
Deficiency of Vitamin E causes fragility of RBC’s & degeneration of neurons.
Vitamin E is a great antioxidant; its deficiency can cause oxidation stress on cells or tissues, in short, aging.
Vitamin E is vital for good blood circulation that feeds the scalp, hair follicles & keeps them healthy. Its deficiency can cause hair loss.
Vitamin E is widely known & is present in all our lotions & moisturizers it acts as a natural diuretic & helps maintain the skin. Its deficiency can cause dry skin.
Vitamin E deficiency can cause myopathy, where the muscular fibers do not function & go weak.
Vitamin E maintains the health of the reproductive system. Its deficiency can lead to abortions, miscarriages & infertility.
Vitamin E is useful in improving the immune system as It builds antibodies. Deficiency of this vitamin can cause infectious diseases, & the patient will have a harder time recovering from any illness.
Consuming proper diet can prevent Vitamin E deficiency. Vitamin E deficiency patients can also take oral supplements for a certain period of time.
The principal source is vegetable oils – Corns, Soy Bean, Cottonseed, Safflower oil, Wheat Germ Oil & Peanuts. Whole grains, nuts & seeds also contain a good amount of Vitamin E.
Wheat germ oil is an important source of vitamin E.
Vitamin E can be obtained from cooked dried beans and black gram.
Vitamin E deficiency is a very serious problem. It should be treated with natural foods or dietary supplements.
Food supplements that naturally provide us Vitamin E are Nuts, Egg Yolks, Seeds & Green Leafy Vegetables.
With these tips, stay healthy & stay young!
Proofread and Edited by Samara Vivian.