Also known as Tocopherol,
Vitamin E is a powerful anti oxidant that helps our bodies combat diseases, infections, pollutants, and other harmful environmental toxins.
It's the anti-oxidant power that
has made it so popular in recent years actually. You'll find vitamin E in almost all beauty related products these days, such as skin creams and lotions, shampoos, and even baby oil.
Vitamin E is actually a fertility vitamin too though. In fact, the word "Tocopherol" means "ability to bear young" in the Greek language.
Vitamin E actually has so many health benefits that full fledged books have been written about it. Because of this, it's not possible to list every single thing this vitamin helps with. Even summarizing briefly leaves us with a long list of health benefits that are too numerous for a standard sized article. In short though, Vitamin E almost seems to be an everything kind of vitamin, which can be used for everything as well.
It helps wounds and burns heal faster for instance, and prevents the development of scar tissue both inside and outside the body. It reduces aging and prevents wrinkles, plus it removes liver spots.
Vitamin E helps improve fertility as well. It restores potency in men, and helps prevent miscarriages in women. It also helps with menstrual and menopause problems, and can help hold off menopause too.
This vitamin can also help dissolve and prevent blood clots, and has been used to treat heart disease such as thrombosis. It also helps improve the body's blood circulation, and lowers cholesterol levels when taken with Vitamin A. Vitamin E actually enhances the activity of Vitamin A, so they make a good team when taken together.
Some health problems which can occur when you don't have enough vitamin E in your diet include miscarriages, fertility or reproductive problems, loss of sexual interest, anemia, dull and lifeless hair that falls out, improper blood clotting, muscle weaknesses, and skin problems.
Vitamin E can be gotten from food sources such as safflower and sunflower oils, whole wheat, whole grain cereals, nuts, organ meats, eggs, sweat potatoes, broccoli,
Brussels sprouts, spinach, and other leafy green vegetables.
Herbal sources of Vitamin E are some of those we've mentioned for being good sources of other vitamins too. These include alfalfa, dandelion, echinecea, ginseng, kelp, red raspberry, and slippery elm.
Note: Some statements in this article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.