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Vitamin E is a vitamin found in the body. The vitamin is fat-soluble.[1]

Sources[]

Vitamin E may be found in wheat germ, whole grain wheat, wheat bran, broccoli, brussels sprout, vegetables, oat meal, polyunsaturated vegetable oils (wheat germ, soy og sunflower oil), almonds, nuts, certain fatty fish, eggs and crustaceans.

Note, however, that vitamin E is depleted when frozen.[2]

Therapeutic value[]

Antioxidant[]

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, especially when working with vitamin C.[1]

Neural function[]

There is research to suggest that vitamin E may be able to slow the development of dementia. One study found that Alzheimer's patients given large doses of vitamin E had significantly better mental and motor skills than the control group. Note, however, that large doses of vitamin E could have adverse effects, and should never be taken without first consulting a licensed health care provider.[3]

Another study suggests that long term inadequate vitamin E intake may be the cause of brain damage, as vitamin E plays a substantial part in the formation and maintenance of brain tissue.[4]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Askew, G. & Paquette, J. (2007) (in english). Secrets of Supplements (1st ed.). PhyteMedia. pp. 137, 144. ISBN 978-0-9784290-0-3. http://www.phytemedia.com. 
  2. Flytlie, K.T. (2007) (in danish). Vitaminer og mineraler (1st ed.). People'sPress. p. 11, 16, 28+. ISBN 978-87-91293-97-9. http://www.vitamindoktor.com. 
  3. www.bbc.uk (01 january 2014). "Vitamin E 'beneficial' in dementia" (in english). http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25552768. Retrieved 09 january 2014. 
  4. Mechanism outlined by which inadequate vitamin E can cause brain damage. Linus Pauling Institute, prof. M. Traber, april 13th, 2015.