All Questions Answered About Vitamin E

Vitamin E

What is vitamin E?

Vitamin E is essential for immune system to be strong and skin to be healthy. In the recent times, vitamin E supplements are known as powerful antioxidants responsible for cell reinforcements. These are substances that shield cells from any harm. Notwithstanding, the dangers and advantages of taking vitamin E supplements are still misty.

When should you take vitamin E?

Vitamins should only be taken if you have:

  •     Weaker immune system and you want to strengthen it
  •     Really dry and lifeless skin to make it appear healthy and glowing
  •     Digestive problems
  •      Cystic fibrosis
  •     Food that is low in fat

What are the possible risks of low levels of vitamin E?

Weaker immune system, lifeless, dehydrated & dry skin.

How should you use vitamin E?

–    Vitamins for skin you can apply orally to your skin
–    You can take vitamin E supplements
–    You can eat foods rich in vitamin E such as:

  •     Vegetable oils
  •     Green leafy vegetables, like spinach
  •     Fortified cereals and other foods
  •     Eggs
  •     Nuts

What happens when you take excessive dose of vitamin E?

Any adverse effects of consuming too much Vitamin E are not clear yet but a lot of studies have shown that long-term use (approximately 10+ years) of vitamin E has been linked to an increase in stroke. Overdose can also lead to nausea, fatigue, bleeding, headache and other issues.

What are the side effects of vitamin E?

  •     Can irritate skin if applied topically (do a patch test first)

What is recommended daily dose if vitamin E?

CHILDREN
1-3 years:6 mg/day (9 IU)
4-8 years:7 mg/day (10.4 IU)
9-13 years:11 mg/day (16.4 IU)

FEMALES
14 years and up:15 mg/day (22.4 IU)
Pregnant:15 mg/day (22.4 IU)
Breastfeeding:19 mg/day (28.5 IU)
MALES
14 years and up:15 mg/day (22.4 IU)

WARNING: Those who are taking blood thinners should be careful and consult their medical practitioner before taking Vitamin E.

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