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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

My Vitamin E Mantra: An Ultimate Guide for Vitamin E


Vitamin E (Whole Health Insider)
Do you know that there is a vitamin that plays the role of antioxidant, preventing free radical damage to specific fats in the body that are critical for your health and naturally slowing ageing? Yes! If you don’t know which vitamin I am talking about; it’s ‘tocopherol’. Confused? Okay! Let me tell you a generic name for tocopherol; It’s Vitamin E. Everyone knows that Vitamin E has a wide range of health benefits; skin, hair, nutrition and fitness etc. Today, I am going to share all the necessary information about Vitamin E.


WHAT IS VITAMIN E?

Tocopherol (WikiMedia)Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant, essential for health. It refers to a group of related compounds which includes tocopherols and tocotrienols. In humans, only alpha-tocopherol is specifically selected and enriched by the liver and is therefore the most abundant in the human body.



NEED OF VITAMIN E:

The body needs vitamin E to help keep the immune system strong against viruses and bacteria. Body also needs Vitamin E to boost its immune system so that it can fight off invading bacteria and viruses.

WHY VITAMIN E IS IMPORTANT?

Vitamin E is a well-known antioxidant and it has multiple biological roles in our body.  Vitamin E plays very important role for healthy life. It helps protecting body tissue and cells from damage caused by substance called free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. It can harm cells, tissues, and organs. They are believed to play a role in certain conditions related to aging. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultra-violate light from the sun.

IMPORTANT ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF VITAMIN E:

Vitamin E plays an important role in protecting cells against free radicals. It also plays a role in preventing oxidation of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Regeneration of the reduced form of Vitamin C is a beneficial physiological effect of Vitamin E. Most common form of Vitamin E used for medicinal purpose is Tocopheryl Acetate. Vitamin E functions physiologically as chain-breaking antioxidant that prevents the propagation of lipid peroxidation. Dietary intake of Vitamin E offers protection for Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) and proteins from oxidative damage. Vitamin E is an integral part of the skin’s antioxidant defenses, primarily providing protection against UV radiation and other free radicals that may come in contact with epidermis (skin).


BENEFITS AND USES OF VITAMIN E:

The most widely known health benefits of Vitamin E are protection against toxins such as air pollution, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), eye disorders such as cataracts, neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s diseases etc. Some people use Vitamin E for treating and preventing diseases of the heart attacks (Myocardial Infarction or MI), chest pains, leg pain due to blocked arteries and high blood pressure (BP). It is also used for treating diabetes, preventing lung and oral cancer in smokers; colorectal cancer, gastric, prostate and pancreatic cancer. Women use Vitamin E for preventing complications in late pregnancy due to high blood pressure, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), painful menstruation (periods), menopausal syndrome, hot flashes associated with breast cancer and breast cysts. Sometimes it is used to lessen the harmful effects of dialysis and radiation. Vitamin E is also used for treatments of Skin care and Hair care.

Vitamin E Offers Multiple Benefits:

Banner of Evion (Source: evion.co.in)
Banner of Evion (Source: evion.co.in)
  • Helps in keeping skin soft and moisturized
  • Protects against damage of Ultra Violet (UV) rays
  • Decrease wrinkles of the skin
  • UV protection helps protect against sunburn.
Skin Benefits of Vitamin E:

Skin Benefits of Vitamin E (Source; Stylecraze.com)
  1. Acts as a moisturizer
  2. Anti Ageing
  3. Reverses Premature Skin Aging
  4. Prevents skin cancer
  5. Repair damaged skin
  6. Nourishes skin
  7. Treats Sunburns
  8. Treats Stretch marks
  9. Treats other skin disorders
  10.  Lightens Dark Spots
  11.  Lightens scars
  12.  Treats dark circles
  13. Acts As a cleansing Agent
  14. Soothes Pain From Cold Sores

Hair Benefits of Vitamin E:

    Hair Benefits of Vitamin E (Source; Stylecraze.com)
  1. Stimulates Hair Growth
  2. Thickens hair
  3. Prevents premature greying
  4. Gives Lustrous Hair
  5. Repairs Split Ends (Trichoptilosis)
Health Benefits of Vitamin E:
  1. Treats Minor Burns
    Source: Health Impact News
  2. Reduces the effects of bad cholesterol
  3. Balances hormones
  4. Helps PMS symptoms
  5. Treats cystic fibrosis (CF) in babies
  6. Treats chapped lips
  7. Fights free radicals and prevents disease development
  8. Helps people with Alzheimer’s diseases
  9. Improve Vision
  10. Heals Dry fingernails
  11. Cures muscles spasms
  12. Improves physical endurance and muscle strength
  13. May lower cancer risks and improve effects of medical treatments
  14. Importance during pregnancy for growth and developments


SOURCES OF VITAMIN E:

Source: The Tap Blog

Source: MomJunction
Good sources of Vitamin E are Vegetable Oils (sunflower, safflower, soyabean oils, olive oil etc.), nuts (almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts/filberts, butternut squash etc.), and seeds (soyabean), grains, oatmeals, green leafy vegetable (spinach and broccoli etc.), egg yolk, cheese, avocados, fortified breakfast cereals, fruit juices (mangoes), margarine and spreads etc. Tocopherols are predominantly found in olive, sunflower corn, soyabean oils and tocotrienols are the major Vitamin E components of palm oil, barley and rice bran.

Vitamin E Can Also Be Obtained As A Food Supplement.: 

Vitamin E food supplements are prescribed when human body is for some reason, unable to absorb the nutrient from regular diet. It is prescribed in form of oil for extract used on skin and in hair for growth and nourishment. Kiwi and Tomatoes are the best sources of Vitamin E food supplements.


SYMPTOMS OF VITAMIN E DEFICIENCY

Vitamin E needs some fat for the digestive system to absorb it. Hence, Vitamin E deficiency is mostly associated with certain diseases where fat is not properly digested or absorbed. Examples include Crohn’s desease, cystic, fribrosis, and certain rare genetic diseases such as Abetalipoproteinemia and ataxia with Vitamin E deficiency (AVED).

Vitamin E deficiency can cause dry hair loss, muscular weakness, slow tissue healing, leg cramps, peripheral neuropathy (weakness, numbness and pain, usually in hands and feet), ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements), skeletal myopathy (muscle disease resulting into muscle weakness), retinopathy (impairment or loss of vision), and weakened immune response.


HOW MUCH VITAMIN E IS REQUIRED? (Doses And Side Effects Of Vitamin E).

Eating Vitamin E in food is not risky or harmful. In supplement form, however, high doses of Vitamin E might increase the risk of bleeding (by reducing the blood’s ability to form clots after a cut or injury) and of serious bleeding in the brain (known as haemorrhagic stroke). High level of vitamin E may also increase the risk of birth defects (infertility). Low intake may lead to hemolytic anemia.

Doses: The daily recommended dietary allowance of Vitamin E for adults is 15 mg (22.4 International Units (IU)). Because of this risk, the upper limit for adults is 1,500 IU/day for supplements made from the natural form of Vitamin E and 1,100 IU/day for supplements made from synthetic Vitamin E. The upper limits for children are lower than those for adults.
Source: DrAxe.com
Source: DrAxe.com

Recommended Dietary Allowances of Vitamin E
Age
Males
Females
Pregnancy
Lactation
0–6 months
4 mg (6 IU)
4 mg(6 IU)
7–12 months
5 mg (7.5 IU)
5 mg (7.5 IU)
1–3 years
6 mg (9 IU)
6 mg (9 IU)
4–8 years
7 mg (10.4 IU)
7 mg (10.4 IU)
9–13 years
11 mg (16.4 IU)
11 mg (16.4 IU)
14+ years
15 mg (22.4 IU)
15 mg (22.4 IU)
15 mg (22.4 IU)
19 mg (28.4 IU)
IU = International Units
Source: Global Healing Center


Side Effects: Side effects such as diarrhea, intestinal cramps, angular stomatitis, lethargy and muscle weakness can occur after ingestion of large doses. These effects are known to be reversed after stopping Vitamin E administration.


MY EXPERIENCE:

Did you recognize the bald person looking in this picture? Looks like never seen before? Guess … No! He is not a villain of any feature film. HahahaJ ! Trust me, you know him very well... Okay let me introduce him to you… He is none other than the one who is writing this article… Yes! It’s me! And believe me, it was not my passion to get bald. My hairs had stopped growing around some part of my head in 2014. I was anxious of hair fall. I went to the doctor who diagnosed the deficiency of Vitamin E in my body. He advised me to be bald as a part of my hair care. The doctor injected some injections periodically and prescribed some homeopathic tablets, dermatological soap, ointments and Vitamin E creams to apply on the head. Unfortunately I don’t remember the names of those Vitamin E food supplements; but I followed a diet chart full with ingredients containing Vitamin E during my hair treatment. 

After following diet and medicines as per doses prescribed by the doctor, my hair problem is totally cured now. See I am looking like a gentleman now- HahahaJ!!


Although I do not remember the Vitamin E food supplements prescribed to me by the doctor; I know a trusted Vitamin E food supplements if you need.


Banner of My Vietamin E Mantra Contest (Courtesy: IndiBlogger.in)
Banner of My Vietamin E Mantra Contest (Courtesy: IndiBlogger.in)

Do you get tired easily? Are you dealing with hair problems, dull skin and muscle soreness? Well, all these are visible signs of vitamin E deficiency, and while we experience these symptoms, we do not realize that we may be Vitamin E deficient. Simple lifestyle changes will help you go a long way in fighting Vitamin E deficiency and regaining and retaining your youthful glow and health. With the right amount of Vitamin E intake in the diet and doctor-recommended supplements like Evion - India's No.1 Vitamin E Brand, one can live a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.


About #Evion Vitamin E cream:

Evion Cream (Courtesy: evion.co.in)
#Evion is a combination of two ingredients which are talked about in the world of dermatology. #Evion supplements contain 1% Vitamin E and 10% Aloe Vera.

Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant & moisturizer which protects the skin from cell damaging free radicals produced by pollutants & UV rays. It also plays a vital role in the process of skin repair.
Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer and has skin healing properties.
  • Directions of use: According to directions of Evion’s use on the Evion brand’s official website it is advised to Apply Evion Vitamin E cream on skin after washing / bathing. Gently massage into the skin using upward strokes. You should use the Evion Vitamin E cream daily for best results.


About Evion - India's No.1 Vitamin E Brand
Banner of Evion (source: evion,co.in)
Banners of Evion.co.in

Evion is one of the pioneer brands of Vitamin E products from the house Merck Ltd, one of the leading manufacturers of Vitamin E in India. With a legacy of 38 years, Evion is one of the highest selling Vitamin E brands in India. Evion is trusted by doctors since 1978 and according to IMS MAT July 2010 data and IMS October 2010 Medical audit data for Evion capsulesEvion is the India’s No. 1 Doctor Recommended Vitamin E Brand. They are one of a kind cream in India to provide a concentration of Vitamin E (1% w/w) along with aloe vera 10% which moisturizes the skin and also provides protection from cell damage. So it would not be an exaggeration if I said Evion is an #ExpertofVitaminE! For more information about #Evion, #Evion Vitamin E cream and all other #Evion Supplements; please check evion.co.in


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Note: This article (blog post) is written by Rajesh D. Hajare (RDH) and published for ‘My Vitamin E Mantra’ contest by ‘Evion’ in association with IndiBlogger.


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