And What is it Exactly you do, Vitamin E? | Carson Tahoe Health

Chances are, you’ve heard of Vitamin E and can assume that like most vitamins there is some sort of job or function.

But do we really know what it does for us?

Vitamin E is actually the commonplace name for “tocopherol” and is available in four different forms. It’s a fat-soluble antioxidant, which also can only be obtained as a food supplement.

The most widely known health benefits of vitamin E are:

-protection against toxins in air pollution

-alleviating premenstrual syndrome,

-aids in eye disorders, such as cataracts

-helps with neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease

-and can help with diabetes

Vitamin E also contains antioxidant properties, meaning it helps remove unstable compounds that damage the cell structure, also known as free radicals. It is also shown to help improve your immune system, as well as reduce cholesterol and the risk of developing cancer. One of the most important effects of taking vitamin E, is that it thins the blood, helping prevent blood platelets from clumping.

Vitamin E has also been long used as a hair and skincare treatments. Vitamin E oil is wonderful for helping treat scars, acne, and wrinkles because it speeds up cell regeneration. It helps the skin retain its moisture, and is known to help improve the circulation of the scalp when directly applied.

So, there ya have it- the “A, B, C’s” of Vitamin E! (corny… we know)





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