This is a Fat-Soluble Vitamin. It comprises of many molecules one of which plays an essential role in Reproduction.
What Vitamin-E is: It performs following functions in The Body:
- It functions as anti-oxidants and helps protect body against free-radical damage,
- Defends body against Lipid Peroxidation (Formation of Unstable-Molecules containing more than Optimum amount of Oxygen),
- Helps prevent LDL Oxidation and hence is helpful in cardiovascular Problems,
- Helps Manufacture of RBC’s in The Body,
- Helps Body use Vitamin K,
- Prevents Blood Clotting – Keeps Blood Flow Smooth in The Blood Vessels,
- Good Eye-Health – Prevents Cataracts etc.
Reasons for Shortage of Vitamin-E: Bad Lifestyle-Eating habits, Due Chronic Digestive Disorders-Body unable to absorb enough Vitamin E (or Other at Soluble Vitamins),
Vitamin-E Deficiency may lead to:
- Muscle Weakness (Loss of Muscle Mass),
- Also Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis have been associated with Lower Levels of Vitamin E,
- Abnormal Eye Movements,
- Vision Problems,
- Unsteady Walking,
- Liver & Kidney Problems,
- Patients with Diabetes have been associated with Lower Levels of Vitamin E,
- Various Heart Ailments – Clogging of Blood Vessels,
- Cancer Patients may often be associated with Lower Levels of Vitamin E.
Rich Source of Vitamin-E:
Plant Sources: Wheat Germ, Nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts, Walnuts…), Cold Pressed Vegetable Oils (Mustard, Black Sesame…), Dark Green Leafy Vegetables (Spinach, kale…), Cereal Grains, Beet, Mustard, Turnip, Sweet Potatoes, Avocado, Yam (रतालू), Asparagus.
Fruit Sources: Pomegranates,
Animal Sources: Eggs, A-2 Ghee, A-2 Milk
My View it is best to Avoid Synthetic Supplements and Only Go in For Organic Sources.
Daily Recommended Values:
Adults: Upto 1-2 mcg/Day, but Non-Toxic even at 100+ mcg/Day.