Benefits of Vitamin E
Your body needs a variety of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals to keep you feeling good. One of those vitamins is vitamin E. This vitamin is good for your overall health but is especially benefitial in relation to the skin.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant. Antioxidants are substances that help your body fight the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are produced from the environment through pollution, smoking, the foods we eat, chemicals we ingest and the simple process of aging. Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals before they can do damage. Free radicals wreak havoc on your body over time, and are believed to play a role in various conditions such as heart disease and cancer.
What Does Vitamin E Do For Your Body?
Vitamin E is important because it is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that it can incorporate itself into the cellular wall. Here it protects body cells from breakdown and thus the breakdown of other body tissues. It also protects vitamin A while it does its job in the body. Getting your daily recommended dose of vitamin E is thought to aid in the treatment of:
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- Alzheimeris and Parkinsonis disease
- Cataracts and other eye conditions
- Some forms of cancer
- Metabolic conditions like diabetes
- Menstrual cramps
- Heart disease
- Skin conditions
Vitamin E For Your Skin
Vitamin E benefits your skin when taken as a supplement and when applied externally. As an antioxidant, it helps to reduce the signs of aging such as dry skin, wrinkles, age spots and scars. Vitamin E helps your skin retain a balanced moisture level, skin can become unbalanced from the use of cleaning solutions. With more water and oil in your skin, it appears plump and vibrant like a healthy organ should.
Many people have found vitamin E helps reduce or fade scars. It is commonly used on scars from burns, stretch marks from pregnancy or weight gain, scars on the face or from surgery. Vitamin E softens the skin and speeds healing. Cut open a Vitamin E capsule and appy the oil directly to affected area. When applied regularly over time, the appearance of scars is reduced.
Watkins lotions, body oils, salves and creams all contain Vitamin E for your daily skin care regrime. Supplements such as * Vitamin E plus CoQ10 give you concentrated vitamin E to benefit your entire body. Vitamin E is also found in foods like nuts, seeds, wheat germ and vegetable oils.
Vitamin E plays a major role in the health of your body. Like anything else, getting your vitamins from food is best, and before taking any dietary supplements you should consult your doctor or health care provider.
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