Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
Importance of Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
major antioxidant nutrient
retards cellular aging due to oxidation
aids supply of oxygen to the blood alleviating fatigue
helps to bring nourishment to cells
strengthens capillary walls
protects red blood cells from destructive poisons
prevents and dissolves blood clots
promotes a healthy heart
Benefits of Vitamin E - Functions in the body
The main functions of Vitamin E are to help protect the functioning of cells and the intracellular processes. Vitamin E oxygenates the tissues and reduces the need for oxygen intake markedly. It is essential for normal reproductory functions, fertility, and physical vigour. It prevents unsaturated fatty acids, sex hormones, and fat-soluble vitamins from being destroyed in the body by oxygen.
Vitamin E dilates the capillaries and enables the blood to flow freely into blood-deficient muscle tissue, thus strengthening both the tissues and the nerves supplying them. It dissolves blood clots and also prevents their formation. It does not, however, interfere with the normal clotting of blood. It prevents the formation of excessive scar tissues and in some instances, even melts away unwanted scar tissue. It also promotes urine secretion. Vitamin E is said to be essential for prevention of heart disease, asthma, arthritis, and many other conditions.
Good sources of Vitamin E (Tocopherol) are:
nuts, oils, spinach, sunflower seeds, whole grains,