The Benefits of
Vitamin E is found naturally in many of the foods we eat.
It is also made and sold in synthetic form as a health supplement. The natural
and synthetic forms of vitamin E benefit the body in many ways.
A protective shield between cells and roaming carcinogens
in the body is one of the benefits of Vitamin E. These carcinogens are often refereed to as free radicals and they are
believed to cause heart disease and cancers such as bladder, prostate, and some
breast cancers. Vitamin E interferes with free radicals adhering themselves to
cells which is needed for disease and cancer growth, thus offering a shield of
protection from these for those with a sufficient amount of vitamin E in the
body. Studies show that in order for the body to benefit from the full shielding
qualities of vitamin E, it needs at least 15milligrams of Vitamin E every day.
Cell regenerating agent is another of the benefits of
Vitamin E. The body uses Vitamin E to assist in the regenerating of important
cells such as those involving DNA, cell repair, and metabolic life functioning
systems of the body.
Early and promising studies are strongly suggesting that
another of the benefits of Vitamin E may be in the delaying or bypassing
entirely in some cases of the development of cataracts in the eyes. A cataract
is a condition that forms a cloudy film substance over the lens of the eye,
distorting and diminishing vision and depth perception. Vitamin E may also guard
against or slow the progress in development of other serious ocular disorders
such as macular degeneration. However more studies need to be done before being
added to the growing list of benefits of Vitamin E.
To maintain the protective qualities of Vitamin E in the
body against the free radicals that cause disease and cancers, it is suggested
that teens and adults feed the body 15milligrams of Vitamin E daily. It is safe
to increase the suggested daily amount of vitamin E to 1000miligrams a day.
People are cautioned against going beyond 1000miligrams of vitamin E each day
however because it is believed that the body can not digest, use, and benefit
from the protective qualities of Vitamin E in amounts higher than 1000miligrams
You can easily feed your body the suggested 15milligrams of
Vitamin E it needs to protect you from disease and cancer every day by eating
foods that are high in vitamin E. Good choices include leafy, green vegetables,
nuts, oils made from vegetables, and cereals fortified with vitamin E.
Vitamin E supplements which are available in liquid, pill,
and other forms and sold in health, drug, and grocery stores can be used to feed
the body greater amounts of vitamin E. There are conditions such as intestinal
disorders and other diseases that often block the body from being able to fully
extract and absorb vitamin E from foods and in those cases, vitamin E
supplements become even more important. Vitamin E supplements inject this nutrient directly into the
body without the body having to exhaust its energy reserves which are in short
supply with chronic conditions, trying to extract vitamin E from foods. This
leaves the body with more energy to work on the absorption of this valuable
nutrient. More energy helps the body to better absorb and retain more amounts of
the vitamin E that can be lost by those suffering from intestinal and other
Discover more about the benefits of vitamin E through
additional reading on this subject, including the best places to find vitamin E
supplements and what you should look for before buying.