Vitamin E Benefits
Helps Protect The Cells
Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage our cells. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant in our bodies, protecting the cells from damage. The damage caused by free radicals renders our body vulnerable to a number of risks, including heart diseases and cancer. The antioxidant properties of vitamin E help in slowing the aging process of the cells; thus, increasing their life and protecting us from various diseases.[r116]
May Protect Against Cataracts
Aging is an absolute reality that none of us can change. However, what we can do is to make our bodies stronger so that the aging process does not bring along a hoard of diseases for us. An aging-related cataract is quite common, and vitamin E has shown promising results to help protect us from such cataracts. A study conducted in 2015 discovered that consuming vitamin E helps reduce the risks of developing age-related cataracts.[r117]
Helps Repair Muscles
Consumption of vitamin E in the diet helps produce prostaglandins in our body. Prostaglandins are substances similar to hormones which help in the regulation of blood pressure as well as in muscle contraction. Furthermore, the U.S. National Library of Medicine published a study in 2015 that determined the crucial role vitamin E plays in the process of muscle repair. The antioxidant property of vitamin E activates the lipids that activates the process of membrane repair in skeletal muscles.[r118]
Promotes Clear Skin
Dark patches or pigments – called melanin - on our skin are caused primarily by hormones. This skin condition is called melasma and is best treated with vitamin E.[r119] Owing to the antioxidant properties of vitamin E in our bodies, studies show that vitamin E helps reduce the free radicals which in turn help clear our skin.
Fights Aging Wrinkles
Vitamin E is well-known for its use in cosmetic products due to its positive impact on skin. Vitamin E’s antioxidant properties help in the regulation of blood flow in the body. This is why vitamin E oil is widely used on face and body’s skin alike. A review of studies also indicates that vitamin E helps in protecting your face from developing age-related wrinkles.[r122]
Daily Vitamin E Intake
Healthy Foods High In Vitamin E
- All food nutrient profiles are based on a weight of 100 grams.
- * RDI values are based on a diet of 2,000 calories a day (Female, Age 19-30).
- All foods are vegetarian.