American Optometric Association – Vitamin E

Research has shown that vitamin E, found in nuts, fortified cereals and sweet potatoes, can protect cells of the eyes from damage. This damage is caused by unstable molecules called free radicals, which break down healthy eye tissue. When this happens, the risks for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataract formation increase. Worldwide, more than 25 million people are affected by AMD. In the Western world, AMD is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 55. The number of people with AMD is expected to triple by 2025 as the population ages.

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Study finds vitamin E levels, physical activity, correlated with better cognitive performance in adolescents

Out of 120 school students analyzed by Saudi researchers, academic performance was higher for students classified as moderately or highly active physically. Serum levels of vitamin E were also higher in the more active students.

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Take this vitamin to halt hair loss

In 2000, two Turkish scientists published a study in Cell Biochemistry and Function, showing a link between oxidative stress and hair loss.

By comparing the levels and activities of certain antioxidants – as well as substances indicating oxidative stress – between two groups of participants, one with hair loss and one without, the scientists found that the levels of antioxidants were significantly lower in those participants experiencing hair loss. In additon, the levels of substances showing oxidative stress were significantly higher for these participants.

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How to Effectively Supplement Horses With Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an essential nutrient in the equine diet, meaning horses cannot make it themselves and must consume it through their diets. Horses can easily meet this requirement with adequate access to high-quality pasture. However, vitamin E levels drop rapidly in preserved forages (think hay). And horses with decreased vitamin E levels can be at risk for developing some neuromuscular conditions. As such, owners might need to supplement this vitamin in their horses’ diets, one veterinarian and researcher said.

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Alzheimer’s disease linked with low levels of vitamin E tocotrienols and tocopherols, study says

A study has found that people with Alzheimer’s disease showed significantly lower plasmatic concentration of total tocopherols, total tocotrienols and total vitamin E (full-spectrum vitamin E consisting of all eight isoforms) compared to cognitively healthy subjects. The researchers also measured the leukocyte telomere length (LTL), which has been known to be associated with cognitive decline as well as decline in LTL with aging. The study showed the LTL is shorter in Alzheimer subjects and also that excessive nitrosylation of γ-tocopherol influences the risk of developing Alzheimer’s only in those individuals with preserved telomere length (i.e., biologically younger).

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Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma

The Study of Eczema and Asthma To Observe Effects of Nutrition (SEATON) birth cohort was recruited to investigate how a mother’s diet during pregnancy could affect her child’s risk of developing asthma and atopic diseases. The researchers found that high levels of vitamin D and E during pregnancy was associated with a lower risk of the child developing asthma.

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How to Make a High-performance Vitamin E Serum

Vitamin E is another highly-beneficial additive in the natural formulator’s stock cupboard and seems a common enough ingredient. However, there is a lot to discover and research when creating high-performance natural skincare and especially when using vitamin E. So, we decided to introduce our vitamin E serum formula with some valuable background on this vitamin’s forms and functions.

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The world’s healthiest food – Vitamin E

The most famous of the vitamin E group is alpha-tocopherol. Both with respect to diet and high-dose supplementation, it is among the most intensely studied of nutrients. This is because its ability to help prevent free radical damage is well documented Public health recommendations for vitamin E are typically measured in milligram equivalents of alpha-tocopherol equivalents, or mg ATE. You will find this abbreviation being used throughout our live website charts.

However, despite the current prominence of alpha-tocopherol in public health recommendations and nutrition research, scientists are also interested in potential health benefits associated with lesser studied members of the vitamin E family, especially the tocotrienols. Like tocopherols (including alpha-tocopherol), tocotrienols are naturally occurring forms of vitamin E. Since they cannot be converted by humans into alpha-tocopherol, the tocotrienols are not considered relevant in meeting vitamin E needs. However, preliminary studies suggest that tocotrienols can provide us with health benefits in a way that is distinct from alpha-tocopherol, as well as other tocopherols. We look forward to future research in this area.

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14 Amazing Benefits Of Vitamin E (Tocopherol)

Vitamin E or tocopherol, known for fighting free radical damage, has health benefits including a reduced risk of skin and hair conditions, low cholesterol levels, potential prevention of cancer, and improvement in heart health. It also helps in improving hormonal balance and PMS symptoms, metabolism and the immune system, along with boosting endurance and muscle growth.

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Antioxidants Are Crucial Nutrients for Optimal Health

“Every day, our bodies go through a normal process called ‘oxidation,’ which is simply what happens when oxygen comes in contact with another substance — in this case, the body’s living tissue,” explains renowned cardiologist Chauncey Crandall, M.D.

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