Introduction

Vitamin E is possessed with goodness. Though lots of researches abide by that statement, most of the people and the media does not give importance to it. They consider this vitamin for the cure of infertility. In 1922 when this vitamin was invented, they named it as ‘Antisterlity’ vitamin. So this illusion continued for so many years. So most of the researches on this vitamin are based on sterility. The even though this vitamin will induce their sexual drive. Only in recent days, the other characteristics of vitamin E are established. This vitamin helps in body growth for kids, heart shocks and it even fights many nature diseases.

There are eight forms for vitamin E

  • Alpha-Tocopherols
  • Beta-Tocopherols
  • Delta- Tocopherols
  • Gamma- Tocopherols
  • Alpha-Tocotrienols
  • Beta – Tocotrienols
  • Delta -Tocotrienols
  • Gamma – Tocotrienols

The above eight forms are available in nature. Alpha – Tocopherols is found liberally in our body compared to other forms. It functions rapidly that is why it is called an official form of E vitamin. It is a fat-soluble vitamin-like vitamin A. So it is not removed daily from our body. It is stored in heart, muscles, pituitary gland, adrenal gland, lungs, and fat cells.

Benefits of this vitamin

It is also an essential vitamin for the functioning of our body. So that we can restrict up to 80 different types of diseases.

Functioning of vitamin E

  • Controls the level of fat in our blood and reduces heart shocks
  • Cures infertility in both men and women
  • Helps in growth of children
  • Speeds the healing of fire burns and normal wounds
  • Reduces the intensity of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Prevents and protects the eyes from cataract
  • Reduces wrinkles and black marks in aged people
  • Aides in the passage of oxygen throughout the body which in turn reduces fatigue and provides strength
  • Prevents unnecessary blood clots
  • Protects the tissues around the eyes, skin and around the liver
  • Protect the lungs from polluted air
  • Aides in the production of red blood cells
  • Reduces the damage of cell walls and DNAs
  • Induces the immunity system
  • Controls the mood wings of women during menopause
  • Used in skin diseases like eczema
  • Avoids the scars made by the wounds
  • Prevents the loss of vitamin A and vitamin C in our body
  • Stabilizes the blood flow
  • Cures muscle strength
  • Cures the breathing issues

Vitamin E filled foods

The most prominent product that gives an abundance of vitamin E is sunflower oil. We can also find this vitamin in many vegetable oils. Apart from this, we can also find this vitamin in both veg and non-veg foods. A person who intakes all kind of foods in his daily meal will get the essential E vitamin from it.

Veg foods

Sources of this vitamin
Sources of this vitamin
  • Vegetable oils
  • Sunflower oils
  • Cornflower oil
  • Groundnut oil
  • Soya oil
  • Olive oil
  • Milk
  • Green vegetable
  • Greens
  • Carrot
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Tomato
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet potato
  • Fruits
  • Mango
  • Blackberry
  • Cereals
  • Corn
  • Groundnut
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sprouted Grains
  • Dal types
  • Badam
  • Walnut
  • Soya beans
  • Wheat
  • Cornflakes and oats
  • Available in tablet forms

Non-veg foods

  • Fish
  • Egg, yolk

Consumption of this vitamin

  • Men                     –  10 milligram (Daily)
  • Women                –  8 milligram
  • Pregnant women   –  10 milligram
  • Lactating Mothers  – 12 milligram

Deficiency diseases

Research suggests us there are lots of possibilities of getting affected by various diseases because of this vitamin deficiency. Compared to other vitamin deficiencies, this is a rare one. This deficiency may occur because of heredity or non-acceptance of this vitamin by the body. Some of the problems are mentioned below

  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage, problems in the uterus
  • Muscle strain, tiredness
  • Fatigue
  • Eyesight problems
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Heart diseases
  • Damage to red blood cells
  • Anemia
  • Skin damage, early aging
  • Pimples and blisters
  • Dry skin

Problems of overconsuming

This vitamin should not exceed 500 milligrams per day. If it exceeds its limit we may feel nausea, giddiness, stomach pain, vomiting, and dysentery. It may also lead to creating problems in accepting vitamin A, B, and K by the body.

What destroys this vitamin?

Iron and chlorine contradict the functions of this vitamin. So it is advisable to avoid this vitamin while consuming iron-rich foods. Likewise overheating or overcooling the foods may kill this vitamin. So it is not advisable to leave open the food for a long time as it mixes with oxygen and destroys this vitamin. This vitamin can be achieved if it is taken fresh and raw.

Also Read: Vitamin D and its uses

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