Holistic Nutrition: Vitamin E, How it benefits your health?

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Good Morning, evening, and afternoon. 
As Salam Walakum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa barkatoh, 
How are you and your health (comment below)? I hope you are all in good physical/ mental/emotional health. 

Today I wanted to talk a little about vitamin E

What is Vitamin E?

  • Vitamin E is fat-Soluble. (which means absorbed through fat in the intestines) 
  • The absorption of vitamin E is in the small intestines.

How does Vitamin E benefit the body?

  • Potent antioxidant (searches for free radicals and damaged cells and may heal them) 
  • It may help with the immune system
  • It could prevent clots from forming in the heart. 
  • It may help those with fatty liver
  • Good for skin health
  • Help with cognitive decline
  • reduces inflammation
  • It may improve lung function.
  • Wound healing
  • Improve the function of kidneys
  • Improved blood sugar
  • Helps with hematopoiesis after radiation

What are the Vitamin E Deficiency Symptoms?

*Extremely Rare* 

  • Loss of feeling in Arms
  • loss of sensation in Legs
  • Loss of body movement control
  • muscle weakness
  • Could cause anemia (in which red blood cells break)
  • Premature infants could have a severe disorder if deficient in Vit. E
  • Arrhythmia of the heart

Disease that may inhibit the absorption of Vitamin E

  • People with crohns 
  • Cycstic fibrosis
  • Abetalipoproteinemia (genetic disease) 
  • Ataxia (genetic disease) 
  • Celiac disease could stop absorption of vitamin E

How much Vitamin E should we have a day? 

showing the recommended dietary allowances of Vit E

*take care, as Vitamin E is fat-soluble. There may be a possibility of taking too much and having overdose symptoms* 

Overdose symptoms 

Always talk to your doctor and have him check your levels of the Vitamins you think you are deficient in, Especially Fat soluble ones.

  • Interfere with blood clotting 
  • Fatal bleeding. From lack of coagulation of blood
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • emotional disorder
  • Thyroid problems 
  • Thrombophlebitis ( inflammation of the wall of the vein with associated thrombosis.) 

Absorption and medication?

*take care if you are taking blood thinners (warfarin, aspirin, clopidogrel) 

  • Vitamin E interferes with the absorption of Antidepressants (NORPRAMIN) 
  • Antipsychotic medications (Thorazine) 
  • Vitamin E may protect against the side effects of AZT. 
  • Vitamin E may interfere with the body’s absorption of (Inderal) (beta-blocker)
    • Acebutolol
    • Atenolol
    • Bisoprolol
    • Carteolol
    • Metoprolol
    • Nadolol
    • Propranolol
  • These medications reduce how much Vitamin E is absorbed.
    • Cholestyramine (Questran, prevalite) 
    • Cholestipol (Colestid)
  • Talk to your doctor before taking vitamin E. If you take
    • Lovastatin
    • Simvastatin
    • Pravastatin
    • Atorvastatin
    • Fluvastatin
    • Rosuvastatin
  • Gemfibrozil – May reduce levels of vitamin E
  • Cyclosporine – Taking this may make Vitamin E and Cyclosporine less effective
  • Chemotherapy drugs- there are both thoughts from doctors that it may reduce the effectiveness of chemo drugs. Some say that it works better, so talk to your doctor first. 
  • Tamoxifen_ there is a study that says that it helps to make tamoxifen stronger. 
  • Alli – Stops the absorption of Vitamin E
  • Vitamin E may interact with
    • Nifedipine
    • Amlodipine
    • Nisoldipine

Where can we find Vitamin E?

Fruits high in vitamin E

  • Mamey Sapote
  • Avocado
  • Mango
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Blackberries
  • Black Currants
  • Cranberries
  • Olives

Oils high in vitamin E

  • Hazelnut oil
  • Sunflower oil 
  • Wheat Germ oil
  • Almond oil

Seeds high in vitamin E

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Almonds
  • Pine Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Brazil Nuts

Vegetables high in vitamin E

  • Red sweet peppers
  • Turnip greens
  • Beet Greens
  • Butternut squash
  • Broccoli
  • Mustard greens
  • Asparagus
  • Lettuce
  • Artichokes
  • Leeks

Meats high in Vitamin E

  • Trout
  • Crab meat
  • Shrimp
  • Anchovy
  • Salmon
  • Chicken
  • Goose Meat
  • Rainbow trout
  • Abalone
  • Octopus

Any questions, Suggestions, Requests please don’t hesitate to contact. We love to hear from you. You and your families are why. we are here. We want for you what we want for our self. Your health is our passion!

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