Nowadays the word vitamin is a synonym for health!
Often it is argued which is more useful – take them directly with food or as supplements. Speaking of vitamins, let’s see for what is useful vitamin E, how to take it and in what quantities. Under vitamin E we mean the irreplaceable tocopherol compound. It occurs in nature in different forms, but our body has the most benefits of alpha-tocopherol – our liver absorbs it is best, quickest and most easily released into the human body and its influence. This compound is binding to the human body antioxidant. It protects the cells from oxidative stress, which is generated on a daily basis, due to the complex processes of metabolism.
Furthermore, vitamin E plays a very important role in the production of blood cells, promotes the immune system and protects the inner walls of blood vessels by sticking to the platelets on them.
Intake of vitamin E reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Tocopherol is also applied in the treatment of diseases related to old age – reduces the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, and macular degeneration. It is recommended that people who consume a lot of fatty foods, increase their intake of vitamin E – it will reduce the risk of diseases of the colon. The skin is an organ that also suffers every day oxidative stress, so this vitamin has long found its use in cosmetics.
Avocado oil, jojoba, almond and argan are rich extracts and essential ingredient in cosmetic products. Masks with extracts of cucumber refresh and regenerate the skin and makes the complexion lighter.
From long ago vitamin E is used as an additive in the food industry because of its antioxidant, protective properties. With its addition we prolong the shelf life of products containing fat. It protects them from the processes of oxidation (rancidity). In the list of food additives is labeled as E306. If you want to increase your intake of this antioxidant, it is time to turn in your diet cold pressed vegetable oils, lettuce, spinach and low-fat dairy products. In nature in great amounts it is contained in beans and pome plants, so in wheat germ, oatmeal and cereals you will find it in abundance.
So far, high intake of vitamin E showed no harmful effects. However, in rare cases, overdosing with supplements may lead to bleeding. The maximum adult dose should not exceed 800 to 1000mg daily.
Vitamins are required element for the proper function of the organism, but they mustn’t be taken in unlimited quantities.