According to the National Institutes of Health, Vitamin E is found naturally in some foods, added to others, and is available as a dietary supplement.
Vitamin E functions as both an antioxidant and it plays a role in supporting anti-inflammatory processes in response to physical activity, and immune health.
Vitamin E was identified as a dietary factor that was essential for healthy reproduction as well.
It was discovered in 1922 and later isolated in 1936.
Nutritional Bite - Vitamin E
Physical activity, something some of our Children and Teens are lacking weekly if not daily. As mentioned in a previous post physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle for Toddlers and Teens. Helping the body to develop strong bones and muscles by physical exertion. Brain development and memory also improve through physical activity as noted by Dr. Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman.
Protection Against Free Radical Damage
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant. Because it is fat soluble, we see it offer protection against damage to the fats that line the outside of every cell of our body.
When the fats in our membranes become damaged, important cell functions become compromised. Based on this important mechanism, researchers have studied whether diets low in vitamin E are associated with many diseases associated with aging.
Protection Against Heart Disease
Vitamin E helps protect LDL cholesterol (sometimes referred to as "bad" cholesterol) from free radical damage. Free radical damage typically involves an unwanted interaction with a reactive oxygen-containing molecule.
When vitamin E is deficient—and under some other circumstances as well—it is possible for LDL cholesterol to become insufficiently protected and damaged by oxygen.
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