Vitamin E: Why Does the Body Need it?

Nov 23, 2015 09:38 AM EST | By abbie uychiat

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Vitamin E is usually taken by women, simply because it's part of one's beauty regimen. But what does it really do? How does it benefit one's body?  

As per WebMD, vitamin E is a type of vitamin that dissolves in fat. It is usually found in vegetable oils, cereals, meat, eggs, fruits, poultry, and many more. These may be found in one's daily food intake, but most individuals would still opt for vitamin e suppliments.

With these being said, is there such thing as vitamin E deficiency?  According to Cure Joy, vitamin E eficiency does exist and usually occurs during the younger stages in our lives. A study revealed that 90% of 20-somethings and 70% of 30-somethings are vitamin E deficient. As such, this condition should also be taken seriously.

Vitamin E is beneficial to one's body as it is packed with anti-oxidants. It helps fight free-radicals and prevent cancer, heart diseases, and gives the skin, hair, and even the nails a glowing boost.

It also gives additional support to one's immune system. It has the capability to lower the IgE immunoglobulins, which are usually associated in hypersensitive allergic reactions.

These are only a few of ithe vitamin's benefits as it can also be used to lessen the harmful effects of medical treatments such as radiation and dialysis. It has the capacity to help prevent hair loss for patients taking 'doxorunicin' and patients who are suffering from lung damage.

Having a sufficient amount of vitamin e may be a great deal of help for the body, but taking in too much vitamin e can damage some organs as well. It is important to make sure that you are not allergic to vitamin e before taking in additional supplements.

As per Everyday Health, patients with iron or vitamin K deficiency should first consult a doctor before taking in the supplement. 

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