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Vitamin E Foods and Supplements

“If you’re not a fan of cancer, cardiovascular disease, early aging, and overall inflammation, then you want plenty of Vitamin E around.” [source]

It is always a good idea to include a variety of foods rich in Vitamin E, but for those who avoid grains, you need a paleo list of Vitamin E foods. The best and easiest sources of Vitamin E foods are olive oil and palm oil. Additionally you can eat moderate amounts of sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, avocados, and broccoli. Animal foods that have Vitamin E include: egg yolk, sardines, organ meat, and grass-fed meat.

Vitamin E Supplements

When searching for a quality Vitamin E product it is important to read all of the ingredients. Most have soybean oil included, and some have whey.

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Consider the benefits of Vitamin E

Vitamin E has potent antioxidant properties and is a collective term that describes a family of eight naturally-occurring forms. The group is composed of four tocopherols and four tocotrienols, each of which has an α, β, γ and δ form.

This 2021 study showed Vitamin E’s potential protective role against COVID-19 [source]

  • Vitamin E has a role in the proper functioning of the immune system.
  • In cases of influenza infection, supplementation with Vitamin E. reduces the severity and duration of the disease.
  • Vitamin E inhibits platelet adhesion and platelet clumping.

In addition, Vitamin E has neuro-protective, anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-reducing properties, and it can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. [source]

People with diabetes with high blood sugar levels can experience oxidative stress, inflammation, thrombosis and upregulation of angiogenesis, which all contributes to diabetic retinopathy development and progression. Vitamin E can help prevent the progression of diabetic retinopathy. [source

Vitamin E improves the action of insulin.

Recommended Dosage

  • 100 – 400 IU daily.
  • Vitamin E is a blood thinner, so if you are taking an anticoagulant, consult your physician as to the amount of vitamin E that is right for you.

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