Nutrient Focus: Vitamin E

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VitaminEYour body needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to optimally function. To keep your body running in top shape, it’s important to keep some key vitamins in your system. One of these crucial vitamins is Vitamin E, which is found in Reliv products like products like Reliv Classic®, Reliv Now®, Fibrestore®, SoySentials® and Reliv Now® for Kids.

Researchers have identified a significant drop in the usage of Vitamin E, noting that more than 90% of Americans aren’t getting their recommended dietary allowance (RDA.) What is this considerable group of Americans missing out on, exactly? In addition to improved brain health, Vitamin E offers several health benefits your body needs.

What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is more than a single vitamin. It’s a group of eight fat-soluble compounds. These compounds can be divided into two groups; tocopherols and tocotrienols, either of which can be alpha, beta, gamma or delta tocopherols. Researchers are beginning to find each of these eight members of Vitamin E has a very important role to play in our bodies in their own, individual ways.

What can Vitamin E do for you?

  • Skin Saver: Researchers have discovered that Vitamin E will protect your skin, significantly reducing skin sensitivity to UV rays from the sun. For best results, combine Vitamin E with Vitamin C (you can get both of these in Reliv products).
  • Pain Reliever: Studies have found that Vitamin E, in addition to prescription medication, may actually reduce the painful effects of rheumatoid arthritis. The combination of Vitamin E and the medication showed better results than medication on its own.
  • Healthy Heart: Vitamin E thins your blood, which keeps blood platelets from building up and clogging the circulatory system. When you include the proper amount in your daily diet, you ward off coronary artery disorder and many other heart diseases.

 

Lacking Much
The Vitamin E deficiency that more than 90% of Americans have can wreak havoc on their bodies. Without a proper supply of Vitamin E, people can develop skeletal and retinal myopathy (persistent or acute damage), impairment of the immune response, red blood cell destruction and more.

Guard Your Sources
Foods like eggs, nuts, sunflower seeds, vegetable oils, dark green leafy vegetables and sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin E. Make sure you’re getting your RDA of Vitamin E by supplementing with Reliv products.

Sources:

http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/Health-benefits-vitamin-E/2011/02/01/id/369888

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-E-The-overlooked-nutrient-and-its-brain-health-benefits/?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%2BDaily&c=HL0OlOmWuYlgP5qr8aQL1g%3D%3D

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-e

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=111

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