Jamie Jones, Naturopath
Vitamin E – the free radical damage fighter
Vitamin E’s primary role in our bodies is as an antioxidant that helps to protect our cell membranes against free radical damage. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that our bodies produce in the presence of cigarette smoke, alcohol, sunlight, or environmental toxins and pollutants. These molecules can damage our cells; and low Vitamin E levels can make us more vulnerable to this kind of damage.
Symptoms of Vitamin E deficiency can include:
Please note: some of these symptoms are potentially serious and may be due to other factors. If you are concerned about any health issues, please speak to your doctor.
There is a wealth of scientific research about the benefits of Vitamin E. Studies show it can be helpful for:
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