Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which remains in the fatty tissues of the body, reducing the need for the consumption of large amounts of the vitamin. Signs of deficiency of fat-soluble vitamins are not immediately apparent, so it is difficult to diagnose.
Vitamin E is presented in many foods; especially some of them are rich in fats and oils. In particular, it is contained in the following products:
It is contained in vegetable oil and butter, vegetables, milk, eggs, liver, meat and cereal embryos. As a dietary supplement is referred to as E306 (mixed tocopherols), E307 (?-tocopherol), E308 (?-tocopherol) and E309 (?-tocopherol). Involved in the biosynthesis of proteins, cell proliferation, cell respiration and other metabolic processes in cells.
Vitamin E prevents blood clots and promotes their resorption. It also improves fertility, reduces and prevents hot flashes in menopause.
It is also used in cosmetics to keep skin young, it helps to heal skin and reduce the risk of scarring. In addition, tocopherol helps in the treatment of eczema, skin ulcers, herpes, and herpes. Vitamin E is essential for red blood cells; it improves cell respiration and enhances endurance.