Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an Amazing Vitamin!

I have personally taken vitamin E since I was 19 years old and I will be 68 December 2018. Now, I have never had any ill effects from taking Vitamin E all these years and I take 400 to 800 mg a day in pill form.

Vitamin E is Good for You

Its good for your immune system, skin, eyes and its also an antioxidant, these protect your cells from damaging free radicals and helps your body stay younger! Maybe that’s why people say I look like I am around 45 years old?

How Vitamin E Works

Vitamin E helps to soften the plaque in your arteries and Vitamin C helps to flush it out. Every time I go to my doctor and when he checks my blood pressure its always around 100 over 60! I always attribute this to taking 400 to 800 mg of vitamin E a day and 500 to 1,000 mg of vitamin C a day. Some people may think that these amounts of E and C are rather high, but from what I have read it is not and I think I am living proof that it seems to be working pretty good!

How Many E’s are There ?

Back in the late 60s until the 90’s I thought there was only one vitamin E, d alpha tocopheral. Most people don’t know there are 8 known vitamin E’s, tocopherals and tocotrienals. What?!

A pharmacist friend told me about 4 tocopherals in the 90s and said they were similar to the B vitamins, if you don’t take the full spectrum of complete B’s you will deplete the other B’s in your body, so the same goes for the E’s.

Then about 3 years ago I heard about tocotrienals, another 4 E’s these also are good antioxidants and are supposed to be really good for your hair! Also, they are supposed to reduce the production of hydrogen peroxide which causes your hair to turn grey. Also good for preventing baldness! Well, I have been taking Vitamin E 8 for 3 to 4 years now and my hair is a little better, but still thin on top of my head and I am still going grey, so maybe its just me. You try it and see what happens to you and let me know of your results.

Vitamin E Deficiency

It is rare, but can occur in people with certain genetic disorders and premature infants.

Vitamin E is Good For:

Preventing and treating diseases of the heart and blood vessels including hardening of the arteries, heart attacks, chest pains, blocked arteries and high blood pressure and it is good for treating diabetes! There is also some studies to show that vitamin E along with drugs helps to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s, also may help decrease cancer, arthritis and many other illnesses.

Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamin E

The RDA of vitamin E is 15 milligrams or 22.5 IU (International Unit), for an adult, less if you are under 14 years old.

One study has said that taking 400 IU daily over a long term can lead to mortality! Well, I guess I should have died long ago, because I have been taking 400 to 800 IU’s of E for almost 50 years! So I would say not taking enough E will cause mortality.

Another study also found taking 400 IU E a day for several years had an increased risk of prostate cancer. There is no mention of the complete 8 E’s it just says E. This is why it is good to try to take E in a natural food, hopefully organic.

Another study recommended a daily amount for adults from natural sources should not exceed 1500 IU from pill form 1,100 IU.

Some Food Groups Containing Vitamin E

– Almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, and sunflower seeds

– Wheat germ, grains (cereal)

– Leafy greens like broccoli, spinach and turnip greens

– Kiwis, mango and tomatoes

– Sunflower and safflower oils

The amount of Vitamin E in 1/2 an avocado is 2.08 mg, so you would need to eat about 7 avocados a day to get the daily amount required .

The amount of Vitamin E in 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds is 12.31 mg

In Conclusion

Vitamin E is good for you. It is an antioxidant, which is good for your immune system. It fights viruses and bacteria.

It helps in the formation of red blood cells.

It helps the body use Vitamin K.

It helps your blood vessels from clotting inside so your blood vessels will remain cleaner and wider.

May prevent cancer, dementia, heart disease, liver disease and strokes but more research is needed.

Studies show that an adult should take a maximum of 1,000 IU of Vitamin E a day, but I would say take the full E 8 by pill form or natural if possible.