Tips on Essential Vitamins – Vitamin E

Vitamin E – The antioxidant.


Vitamin E is mainly known for its antioxidant properties, and its ability to protect the body’s tissues from free radicals that are believed to contribute to the ageing process. Vitamin E has also been used for many years in beauty products to protect the skin against ageing, inflammation and sun damage. Dry irritated skin can be a sign of Vitamin E deficiency. The best source of Vitamin E comes from nutrient-rich food, but vitamin supplements and topical products can also be beneficial.

Follow these tips to increase your levels of Vitamin E:


Tip 1

Food

  • Nuts such as almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts,
  • Sunflower oil and seeds,
  • Wheatgerm oil,
  • Fish: Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout,
  • Fruit and Veg: Spinach and broccoli, avocado, red sweet pepper, olives mango and kiwi fruit.

Tip 2

Topical application

Vitamin E pure oil or Vitamin E lotion (such as dr. Organic).


Tip 3

Supplements

  • Vitamin E capsules – Adults 15mg
  • Vitamin E oil – Holland & Barretts Pure Enough to Swallow


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