At Candelinas we love a healthy lifestyle. For this reason today I will
let's talk about one of the most beneficial vitamins for our body.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a critical role in many physiological functions.
What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E refers to a group of eight fat-soluble compounds, which
are divided into two categories: tocopherols and tocotrienols. Each
category is further divided into alpha, beta, gamma and delta forms.
Alpha-tocopherol is the most biologically active form and is the one that
it is most often found in nutritional supplements and European
diet, while gamma-tocopherol is more common in the American
Benefits of vitamin E
#1 Antioxidant power
Vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant, neutralizing harmful ones
free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that
can damage cells and play a role in aging and
various health conditions.
#2 Skin health
Its antioxidant properties also benefit the skin by reducing them
damage caused by ultraviolet radiation. This is the reason for him
which vitamin E is a common ingredient in sunscreens and after products
#3 Immune System Booster
Vitamin E supports the immune system by helping it
body to fight bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.
Research shows that vitamin E can act as an anti-inflammatory
factor, possibly reducing the symptoms of diseases where the
inflammation plays a role, as does arthritis.
#5 Eye health
Regular intake of vitamin E along with other antioxidants can
reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause
blindness in the elderly.
Dietary sources of vitamin E
Vitamin E is found in abundance in various foods. Some rich
#1 Vegetable oils
Sunflower, wheat germ, safflower and almond oils are among the
#2 Nuts and seeds
Almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts and pine nuts are packed with
with vitamin E.
#3 Green leafy vegetables
Spinach, broccoli and chard contribute to intake
Kiwifruit and avocado contain significant amounts.
#5 Fortified foods
Some cereals, fruit juices and margarine brands are
enriched with vitamin E.
Recommended intake and estimates
The recommended dietary intake (RDA) for vitamin E varies
depending on age, gender and life stage. For adult men and
women (including pregnant women), is 15 mg/day.
Lactating women are recommended to consume 19 mg/day.
However, it is worth noting that:
While vitamin E is vital, most of it isn't always
better. High doses of supplements, especially for large
periods of time, can lead to excessive bleeding and
other health problems.
Vitamin E can interact with certain medications, such as
anticoagulants and chemotherapy drugs. Always consult one
healthcare professional before starting any supplement.
Vitamin E and heart health
Scientists have investigated the role of vitamin E in her health
heart. It is believed that the antioxidant properties of vitamin E
contribute to the prevention of cholesterol oxidation
low density lipoproteins (LDL). Oxidized LDL can
lead to atherosclerosis, which can clog arteries and
lead to heart disease and strokes. Some
studies have shown that vitamin E can help prevent
or in slowing down the development of atherosclerosis, although the
results are mixed and further research is needed.
Vitamin E as an ingredient in our products
As we already mentioned, vitamin E has many benefits for our body.
At Candelinas we have created a range of products, such as the unique one
Black Coconut Body Scrub and the Sunshine Body Scrub, which contain
vitamin E, which protects against free radicals and premature aging
aging skin while offering deep hydration while
noticeably improves skin texture.
In a few words
Vitamin E is an essential ingredient with a myriad of health benefits
health, especially skin health, immune function
system and its role as an antioxidant.
While many people get adequate amounts from their diet,
some may benefit from supplements, especially if they have
specific conditions that prevent its absorption or use
of vitamin E. However, as with any supplement, it is important
approach vitamin E supplementation with knowledge and
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