Vitamin E

1. Description: A fat soluble vitamin stored in your liver, fatty tissues, heart, muscles, testes, uterus, blood, and adrenal and pituitary glands. It is a vitamin composed of a family of natural compounds composed of tocopherols and tocotrienols. An active antioxidant, vitamin C prevents oxidation of fat compounds as well as that of vitamin A, selenium, two sulfur amino acids, and some vitamin C. It also works as a natural vasodilator and anticoagulant.

2. Benefits: Vitamin E is what keeps you looking younger; it prevents cellular aging due to oxidation. It also helps prevent oxidation of bad cholesterol. Vitamin E can supply the oxygen to your body, giving you more endurance. It also protects your lungs against air pollution. It can help prevent various forms of cancer, increase the ability of disease fighting t-cells to function, and helps inhibit breast cancer cell growth. Vitamin E can help dissolve blood clots, as well as alleviate fatigue, and reduce the risk of cataracts.

3. Fun Fact: Women going through menopause should increase their vitamin E intake. It helps protect against nitrogen-based free radicals, which are involved in diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s, as well as other age-related diseases.