Vitamin E - Did You Know Palm Oil is Packed With This
Nutritional Supplement? by Jacques Schinazi
US FDA is measured at 8 to 10 milligrams (15 IU) per day. There are a number of
experts however who recommend a much large daily dosage such as Dr. William
Shute. (In his widely acclaimed Book of Vitamins, he suggests a daily dose of at least
800 (up to 1600) IU.) This high dosage is thought to play a beneficial part in the
prevention of arterial degeneration, which is a devastating vascular damage caused
Vitamin E: How is it beneficial. (If you must know something, then let it be
According to a research conducted by the folks at Yale University, the unwelcome
physical decline that goes hand in hand with aging can be positively affected by a daily
intake of this substance. This doesn't mean old folks who were finding difficult to get
out of bed will all of sudden be able to leap out in one graceful jump but research did
show a gradual rebuilding of vitality which transferred over to a better overall health.
Vitamin E and Diabetics:
In a Swedish Study, Vitamin E therapy as a treatment for diabetes was put forward
and supported. The findings includes suggestions such as an advisable daily intake
dose of 200 IU of vitamin E over the course of two weeks. The study suggests that
Vitamin E helps decrease the insulin requirements of Diabetic patients.
Breast Cancer and Vitamin E: In a society ravaged with an alarming number of
women diagnosed with Breast Cancer, vitamin E, taken in proper form appears to be
a considered method of reducing the risk of this illness. A number of studies have
demonstrated that the risk of contracting Breast Cancer double for women with low
levels of vitamin E when compared with those who take the recommended minimum
requirements. These studies indicate that some Vitamin E components found in food
may be the reason for the reduction in Cancer of the Breast incidence .
There are two classes of Vitamin E:
Tocopherol, the form usually found in supplements
Tocotrienol, found in food. For example palm oil .
Foods rich in Vitamin E are:
- Oils: vegetable oils such as palm oil, sunflower, corn, soybean, and olive oil.
- Good sources of vitamin E are egg yolk, margarine, Parmesan,cheddar,
chickpeas, soya beans, avocados, olives, carrots, parsnips, red peppers,
tomatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, and watercress.
- Other sources can be found in fish, goats milk, whole grains,wheat or cereal
germ, oatmeal, whole grain products peanut butter, fruits, vegetables, milk and
all whole raw or sprouted seeds. Because of the hectic life we seemingly lead in
this modern world
Did you know? Vitamin E supplements and all Dietary supplements are measured in
international units (IU).
Did you also know that the word 'Vitamin" is the combination of two words proposed
by Dr. Cacimir Fun who in 1911 talked about "Vita Amine" when referring to a new
food substance used in the cure of beri-beri.
Several decades later, the final "e" was dropped and a new word was created:
Vitamin! Vitamins as micro-nutrients were actually discovered earlier (1887) when Dr.
Eijkman who was studying a disease in Indonesia called beriberi realized that fowl
who were fed with polished rice developed the disease whereas those fed on crudely
milled rice did not.
Nutrition has always been the best source for our supplemental needs. is
not different and can be found in all the food sources mentioned above. If you
choose to take Vitamin E in supplemental form, our best advise would be .
About The Author
Jacques Schinazi aka VitaMan writes about health topics for / a website devoted to Organic Vitamins and Quality Nutritional Supplements.
Vitamin E: The briefest of
A combination of 8 related molecules
known as tocopherols constitute the
Vitamin E. The most biologically
active amongst them are
Alpha-Tocoperols and they are
responsible for most of the benefits
the body receives from the
absorption of this particular nutritional
supplement It is a stable fat-soluble
vitamin, which means that our body
can easily break down its potency
and nutrients. The daily allowance for
Vitamin E, as recommended by the
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