Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Vitamin E: Not just rich in Antioxidants!

According to the Mayo Clinic, Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties. It has been proposed for the prevention or treatment of numerous health conditions, often based on its antioxidant properties. Scar prevention is another controversial use for vitamin E.


The following is a statement found on my bottle of Vitamin E:
Vitamin E contains antioxidant properties that help fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals contribute to the premature aging of cells. Vitamin E also supports immune function, (improves circulation to all parts of the body: good news for our scalp and thereby hair growth) and helps cardiovascular health.


Foods that contain vitamin E include eggs, fortified cereals, fruit, green leafy vegetables (such as spinach), meat, nuts, nut oils, poultry, vegetable oils (corn, cottonseed, safflower, soybean, sunflower), argan oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil, and whole grains.  (Source)


Depending on the source you look at, you will read that many of the uses of Vitamin E are either still unknown or are currently being further researched. Even so, with what is already known I say Vitamin E please!


Belle Moi

2 comments:

  1. Me too! I use it in my essential oil pre-poo blend!

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  2. Nice, I should try that sometime.

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