Ever heard of vitamin E?
Of course you have! Vitamin E is an essential vitamin, and you absolutely need it to survive.
But unlike a lot of those other vitamins, you’re not really at that much risk of having problems getting enough everyday.
When you don’t have enough in your diet, your body stores vitamin E in your fat and uses it as it needs to. This process of storing itself in your fat means vitamin E is fat soluble.
Now, one thing that a lot of people don’t know is that the term vitamin E actually describes eight different compounds.
The most active Vitamin E compound in human beings is called alpha-tocopherol.
The term “vitamin E” describes eight different compounds. Alpha-tocopherol is the most active one in humans.
If you decide to supplement with vitamin E, you’re most likely going to get a synthetic version of alpha-tocopherol. You should know that the synthetic version is only about half as bioavailable as vitamin E that you get from whole foods.
That means you’re less likely to get the full benefits from taking a Vitamin supplement…and lots of people don’t know that.
It’s one thing to use vitamin E externally to improve the look of your skin and hair.
But it’s quite another to buy a supplement and take it internally. Supplements taken incorrectly can be fatal.
When it comes to vitamin E, you really might not even need a supplement.
Too high of a dosage could actually lead to hemorrhagic stroke. So if you decide to supplement, make sure you don’t take more than a 1,000 milligrams per day. Doing so could lead to hemorrhagic stroke.
What to eat?
Almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, and peanuts all have Vitamin e. If you snack on any of these regularly, you’re good to go.
As far as vegetables go, if you eat spinach or broccoli regularly, you’re probably getting enough vitamin E.
And if you have a sweet tooth, go for kiwi fruit or mangoes. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, tomatoes are also great. (Tomatoes are fruit, remember?)
What Does It Do?
Vitamin E makes sure that your arteries don’t get too hard, it helps fight heart disease and cancer, and it can even lower your blood pressure.
The good news is… outside of a chronic, degenerative disease or a vitamin E deficiency (which is rare), there’s usually no need to supplement.
You get enough in your diet, and when your diet isn’t that good, your body pulls vitamin E from its fat stores.
You might not have known that…so if anyone has ever tried to scare you into buying vitamin E, now you know you most likely have all you need – or you can get all you need pretty quickly.
And that’s all I have for you today!
If this has been useful, please let me know.
Have you ever known anyone who had to supplement with vitamin E? How do you use vitamin E in your everyday life?