5 frequently asked questions about Vitamin E
Vitamin E is one of those vitamins that pops up when a product goes viral, or a celebrity is endorsing it!
Everyone says it’s good for you, but you’re not exactly sure of its benefits beyond the fact that it’s good for your skin.
You’re in luck! In this article, we’re answering some commonly asked questions about vitamin E backed by research.
1. Where does vitamin E come from?
Let’s start with the most basic question before we go deeper into the benefits of vitamin E. Where does vitamin E come from?
Natural sources of vitamin E are:
- Fruits like avocado, mango and kiwi
- Vegetables like red bell pepper, spinach and collard greens
- Nuts/seeds like sunflower seeds, almonds and hazelnuts
- Plant-based oils made from sunflower seeds and hazelnuts
The body doesn’t produce vitamin E, so you must get it from your diet. However, high heat, cooking and the wrong storage method can destroy the natural vitamin E found in foods and oils.
The recommended daily intake of vitamin E is 7mg/per day for women aged 19-70 years, and 10mg/day for men aged 19-30 years.1
2. What does vitamin E do for your body?
Vitamin E is an antioxidant, and its main job is to defend the body against free radicals, those pesky things that wreak havoc on cells and damage them. Antioxidants also help protect the skin against sun damage and keep it looking youthful (that’s why everyone says vitamin E is good for your skin!).
Studies have shown vitamin E goes beyond an anti-ageing agent. It also plays an important role in supporting the immune function and heart health.2
3.What does vitamin E do for the skin?
Vitamin E is an antioxidant, so it protects cells inside your body from being damaged by free radicals found in the environment, pollutants, and chemicals. When the cells in your body and especially the face get damaged, it causes the skin to age faster.
Eating a diet rich in vitamin E can help the body fight the bad guys better and keep that youthful skin and glow for longer. Skincare products enriched with vitamin E may also help protect the skin from pollutants and sun damage. Research shows vitamin E acts to prevent sun damage on the skin, a common cause of ageing.3
4. Is vitamin E good for hair?
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant for healthy hair and scalp. An unhealthy scalp can cause various conditions and lead to brittle hair. Vitamin E supports scalp health by preventing oxidative damage to hair follicles ensuring they’re stronger and less likely to fall off.4
5.What’s the best way to consume vitamin E?
Luckily vitamin E is found abundantly in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and plant-based oils so make sure to eat as many natural sources as possible of it in your diet.
Lack of vitamin E deficiency (not that commonly reported) can lead to frequent infections and illnesses because of a weakened immune system, wounds are slow to heal and fatigue among other symptoms. Supplementation can be a good way to get your RDI of vitamin E if you’re unable to consume it via food.
Looking for a high-quality vitamin E supplement?
NUTRIWAYTM Parselenium-E is a highly potent antioxidant vitamin E supplement. The main function of vitamin E in the body and in foods is to act as an antioxidant, which helps to combat free radicals in your body.
Parselenium-E is perfect for those who consume inadequate amounts of vegetable oils, nuts and seeds in their diet and may not be meeting their daily requirement of vitamin E.
- Helps maintain a healthy immune system. Vitamin E and Selenium act as antioxidants, which help to combat free radicals in the body.
- Contains no added dairy, gluten, sugars yeast, lactose, artificial colours and preservatives.
Recommended for anyone who:
- Has inadequate amounts of vegetable oil, nuts, seeds, wheat germ and soybeans in their diet.
- Smokes, exercises, eats fatty foods or drinks alcohol.
- May not be meeting their requirement for vitamin E.
- Requires a high potency antioxidant supplement.
Adults and children over 15 years of age: take 1 tablet per day.
Children under 15 years of age, pregnant or lactating women, or anyone with a medical condition should consult with a healthcare professional before using this product.
Vitamin supplements can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.
This product contains selenium, which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150mcg of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded. Products containing selenium are not suitable for use by children under the age of 15 years.
Contains soy and yeast.
Contains no added dairy, gluten or lactose.
Always read the label. Use as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
*Euromonitor International Limited, euromonitor.com/amway-claims NUTRILITE is a registered brand of Amway. NUTRIWAY is the brand in Australia and New Zealand.