Thursday, January 29, 2009
4 Reasons You Need Vitamin E.
Vitamin E is a powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant that is vital to optimum health.
1. Helps protect cell membranes from damage by free radicals and prevents the oxidation of LDL ("bad") cholesterol
2. Is necessary for structural and functional maintenance of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle
3. Assists in the formation of new red blood cells and helps to maintain stores of vitamins A and K, iron, and selenium
4.May play a protective role against heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease
Vitamin E is found in nature as a complex of eight separate compounds (four tocopherols and four tocotrienols), all with important functions in the body. I recommend avoiding synthetic versions, and using products that contain the full complex.