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Benefits of Vitamin E

By Darlene Zagata

Vitamin E is essential to healthy skin care. It is often a key element found in many skin care products. Clinical studies have shown that the use of Vitamin E can reduce the effects of scarring as well as reducing the appearance of stretch marks. Regular use can also diminish the appearance of wrinkles and results in smoother and more supple skin.

Vitamin E is beneficial to health in a variety of ways. Taking Vitamin E supplements each day can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and prevent abnormal blood clotting. Vitamin E is also credited with protecting the nervous system, lowering the risk of certain cancers and reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

It is said to protect the immune system, aid in healing skin injuries and even helps to prevent cataracts. Vitamin E is also important for healthy red blood cells.

To ensure that you are getting an adequate supply of Vitamin E in your diet you should eat plenty of leafy green vegetables and whole grains. Vitamin E is also found in nutsvegetable oils and wheat germ. You can also take a Vitamin E supplement.

The curative powers of Vitamin E have been linked to the fact that Vitamin E enhances immune function although some studies have proven to be inconclusive.

Although side effects of taking Vitamin E are relatively rare those who are at risk for bleeding should use caution since Vitamin E acts as an anticoagulant and can decrease blood clotting.

Still the benefits of Vitamin E are not to be diminished. Studies also show that Vitamin E may be used in the prevention and treatment of such ailments as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. It may be helpful in both joint mobility and pain relief.

A long list of benefits have been credited to Vitamin E. These include improving the condition of anemia, lowering blood pressure, healing burns and reducing the hot flashes associated with menopause.

Of course the best way to get a proper intake of vitamins and minerals is to make sure that you eat a healthy and balanced diet. If you feel that you may not be getting an adequate intake of Vitamin E or other vitamins and minerals you may consider taking a supplement.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding such supplements consult with your family physician. Whether you decide to take a Vitamin E supplement or not your skin can still reap the rewards of Vitamin E by using topical skin creams that are rich in Vitamin E.


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