Vitamin E is essential inorganic chemical required in small quantity for the proper functioning of the body. It occurs naturally in all plant and animal foods.
Vitamin E regulates various body functions. It is essential for proper development and functioning of the body.
It is known as fat soluble as it does not get absorbed in the body if diet lack of fat.
Being fat soluble, it is found in every cell membrane of the body. It is an antioxidant that reduces peroxidation of unsaturated fatty acid by free oxygen radical.
Vitamin E Health Benefits
- Oxidation of Oxygen: – We breathe oxygen to support our body function. So oxygen becomes essential for living. But this oxygen can become reactive inside the body. Due to its high reactive nature, it is possible to damage cell structures. But Vitamin E prevents oxidative stress by preventing oxygen molecules from becoming more reactive.
- Skin Health: – It is important for skin health. Vitamin D protects skin damage from UV rays. It can be applied topically as a lotion to prevent skin damage. It can be included in the diet to keep skin healthy.
- Helps to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease
- Effective to cure and prevent Male infertility
- Prevents Heart Disease
- Improves physical performance and strength
- Prevent Kidney problem in children
Vitamin-E Food And Sources
- Sunflower oil, coconut oil, soy oil and olive oil.
- Peanut, walnut, cashews and various types of nuts.
- Vegetables, fruits, and cereals.
- Milk, butter, and cheese.
- Meat, egg, and poultry.
- Papaya, olive, parsley, broccoli, avocado, pine nuts, hazelnuts, Kale, turnip green, spinach, mustard greens, Swiss card, raw seeds and almonds.
Deficiency Of Vitamin E
Deficiency can cause various diseases
- Vitamin E deficiency causes weak vision of eyes due to retinal thinning or degeneration.
- Weak muscles
- Nerve degeneration causes poor reflexes, impaired coordination and loss of balance.
- Dry hair or loss of hair
Overdose Health Hazards of Vitamin-E
Vitamins are required for the functioning of the body. It has a toxic effect if it is consumed than required quantity. The necessary dose of vitamin E is 1000 mg or 1500 IU (International Unit). It will be sufficient for proper health. But this dose exceeds then it proves toxic to the body.
Effect and Symptoms of overdose
- Increased bleeding during any injury (Can be fatal as bleeding can be continuous during external and internal injury)
- Decreased activity of Vitamin K
- Decrease in production of thyroid hormone
- Blotchy skin
- Pain in Abdomen
Treatment of Overdose
Toxicity of Vitamin-E is caused due to overdose. It is important to have an expert advice to treat it in a better way. So it is important to contact expert or physician to provide a proper remedy for the overdose.
Tips To Prevent Deficiency And Overdose
The healthy dosage of Vitamin E is 1000 mg to stay healthy and gain complete health benefits.
So include varieties of foods such as fruits, vegetables, pulses, cereals, milk products and poultry to get proper quantity of Vitamin E.
Always consult an expert to start any medication of Vitamin E for proper advice.