May 02, 2019
- Seeds: sunflower
- Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts,
- Green vegetables: spinach, broccoli
- Fruit: kiwi, mango, tomato,
Found in women on low-fat diets or those with digestion issues.
- Specific nutrient for hormonal health
- Specific nutrient for heart and general cardiovascular health
- Helps prevent cancer
- Helps to prevent/reduce all chronic disease
- Enhances immune function
- Good for eyesight issues as it's needed for a healthy retina, can reduce your risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataract formation
- Plays a role in cognitive maintenance
- Works as an anti-oxidant and protects against free radical damage
- Topically to heal and lubricate mucous membranes. I often suggest Vitamin E pessaries to women to reduce their vaginal dryness and itch
- Topically for hemorrhoids, Vitamin E is also available as a suppository to help heal hemorrhoids.
- Topical for burns, chapped lips, reduces stretch marks and scars. Some even say it helps reduce wrinkles?
- Do NOT take Vitamin E with blood-thinning drugs such as Rivaroxaban, Plavix, Eliquis, aspirin or warfarin as they may increase your risk of bleeding. Check with your prescribing doctor if you are unsure.
- Do NOT take Vitamin E if you are on HIV medication such as Tipranavir, as it may increase your risk of bleeding.
Vitamin E was discovered in 1922 when researchers gave female rats a low Vitamin E diet. All pregnant rats had litters that were stillborn. They later added lettuce and wheat germ (high Vitamin E sources), and healthy babies were born.
Vitamin E is so important for all stages of reproductive health. Menopause included.