Focus On Vitamins!
What is it?
Vitamin E is also known as alphatocopherol, it is a Fat soluble Vitamin, which means that our Bodies need a supply of Healthy Fats in order for it to be absorbed properly.
How does it Help us & Why do we Need it?
Vitamin E is a powerful Antioxidant that provides protection against Free Radicals. It also protects fats, cell membranes & DNA from damage. Vitamin E aids in Blood clotting & circulation. It contributes to a Healthy Immune System, Healthy Eyes, & provides graceful aging (in tissues, skin, blood, memory loss & the nervous system). It is common to apply Vitamin E Creams to scars for better healing, it works synergetically with Selenium to prevent free~radical damage. Vitamin E protects us from the oxidation of Cholesterol which can harm our arteries as well, it promotes the recycling of Vitamin C.
What are the Best Vegan Sources?
The Best Vegan Sources of Vitamin E are: Wheat Germ, Avocados, Peanut Butter, Sunflower seeds, Hazelnuts, Soy Beans, Spinach, Tomato sauce, Olive oil, Broccoli, Parsnips, Peaches, Brussel Sprouts, Beet Greens, Asparagus, Walnuts, Almonds, Sweet Corn, Brazil Nuts.
*(remember, by eating enough foods with essential Vitamin & Minerals you can never over~dose)!
Signs of Deficiency:
Deficiency in Vitamin E is Rare but symptoms can include fluid retention, lethargy, inablility to concentrate, nerve dysfunction, loss of balance, anemia, heart disease & premature aging. Smokers & individuals who abuse Alcohol are at risk for deficiency.
Who May Benefit from Supplements:
Vitamin E may also help with Acne, scar tissue healing, circulatory problems, sexual issues, bee stings & diaper rash, skin disorders associated with Lupus, reducing blood glucose levels in diabetics, cataracts & macular degeneration. Those under extreame stress may benefit from supplements as could those over 55, those who use too much alcohol, with liver, gallbladder ro pancreatic diseases, hyperthyrodism, cystic fibrosis or celiac.
Signs of Toxicity:
Signs can include diarrhea, fatigue, bleeding & headaches. Toxicity is Rare.
Complementary & Incompatible Pairing’s:
Vitamin E absorption is reduced if used along side Mineral Oils or Alcohol. Excessive doses of Vitamin E can cause Vitamin A depletion.
Caution should be used if you have an overactive thyroid, hypertension or rheumatic heart disease. Supplements should not be used in conjunction with Anti~Coagulant drugs. Several weeks of treatment may be necessary before symptoms improve.
Here’s to you being You.Naturally.