The skin is the body’s biggest organ. You’ve undoubtedly heard this before, but most of us are less concerned with the specifics and more concerned with the appearance of our skin. After all, it’s our skin that remains one of the first things that others notice about us. We’d like to put our best face forward … literally. While most of us know the basics, such as keeping the skin clean and moisturizing regularly, any other specifics may or may not be as prominent in our lives or skincare routines. To help protect your skin and feel confident in yourself, take a look at why adding Vitamin E to the mix is a must.
The in vivo function of vitamin E is to scavenge peroxyl radicals via its phenolic (chromanol) hydroxyl group, thus protecting lipids against free radical-catalyzed peroxidation. The tocopheryl radical formed can then be reduced by reductants such as L-ascorbate. Other major products of α-tocopherol oxidation include α-tocopherylquinone and epoxy-α-tocopherols. The metabolites α-tocopheronic acid and its lactone, known as the Simon metabolites, are generally believed to be artefacts. In addition to these oxidation products, the other major class of tocopherol metabolites is the carboxyethyl-hydroxychromans (this pathway). These metabolites are produced in significant amounts in response to excess vitamin E ingestion.
In a recently published study in The Journal of Nutrition, researchers examined the link between vitamin E intake and bone health in an animal model.
Vitamin E intake has recently been the focus of multiple bone health studies due to its reported beneficial effects. For this reason, scientists believe that vitamin E may be particularly helpful to individuals who consume a high-fat diet since excess body fat is associated with decreased bone density and thus, a higher likelihood of developing osteoporosis. Additionally, several animal studies have demonstrated that a high-fat diet, which causes oxidative stress, significantly impairs bones’ structural and mechanical properties. Although some studies have shown beneficial effects of Vitamin E, a known antioxidant, other studies have suggested that Vitamin E may have negative effects on bone health.
The School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (CNRS, Strasbourg, France), has identified a new strategy to simultaneously enhance health-promoting vitamin E by ~6-fold and double both provitamin A and lycopene contents in tomatoes, to significantly boost antioxidant properties.
An experimental “golden” potato could hold the power to prevent disease and death in developing countries where residents rely heavily upon the starchy food for sustenance, new research suggests.
A serving of the yellow-orange lab-engineered potato has the potential to provide as much as 42 percent of a child’s recommended daily intake of vitamin A and 34 percent of a child’s recommended intake of vitamin E, according to a recent study co-led by researchers at The Ohio State University.
Global citizens are more aware of their health and governments around the world laid several rules to stall the use of harmful preservatives in food products. The new crop of organic foods is in high demand in the global food and beverage markets. These elements are playing a significant role in the growth of the natural preservatives such as Tocopherols (mixed). There has been a considerable rise in the use of natural foods which has positively affected the use of natural and no harmful preservatives. The market of the natural preservatives such as Tocopherols (mixed) reaping the benefits of this new environment-friendly preservatives market.
Sejumlah penelitian menunjukkan bahwa tocotrienols yang terkandung dalam vitamin E bisa melindungi otak dari kerusakan akibat stroke dan mengurangi risiko stroke rekuren.
“Kerusakan otak saat stroke bisa dicegah dengan memicu pembuluh darah disekitarnya untuk melebarkan dan mengarahkan aliran darah disekitar penyumbatan,” kata peneliti tocotrienol, Professor Chandan K. Sen, seperti dilansir laman MSN, Selasa (7/11).
Vitamin E helps keep a horse’s muscles, nerves and all his internal workings functioning smoothly. And if he’s not getting it naturally in a green pasture, then you’ll need to find a way to add it to his diet. Here’s a look at what vitamin E does and what you can do to make sure your horse gets enough—but not too much.
New research has identified genes that control vitamin E content in maize grain, a finding that could lead to improving the nutritional profile of this staple crop.
Vitamin E sure tops the chart of our favourite beauty ingredients. It has intense hydrating and anti-ageing properties, and can work wonders on your skin and hair if applied regularly. We list down all the skin and hair concerns that Vitamin E can be used to fight against.