Are You Aware Of Vitamin E Benefits For Skin & PMS? – Foods, Dosage & Other Info

Benefits Of Vitamin E
Benefits Of Vitamin E

Vitamin E can be called as a “Wonder Vitamin”. Why?  Vitamin E naturally slows ageing, destroys free radicals, and also acts as an antioxidant. Moreover, the Vitamin E health benefits do not end there. And hence, let’s learn more about how you can harness all the health benefits of Vitamin E, the symptoms of Vitamin E inadequacy and more.

Sources of Vitamin E

Vitamin E strength is available in:

  • Green vegetables
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Nuts
  • Whole grains
  • Brown rice
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Vegetable oils (Olive, sunflower, corn and soyabean)
  • Sweet Potato
  • Cereals
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Groundnuts
  • Dried Herbs
  • Tomatoes
  • Salmon
  • Mangoes
  • Avocado
  • Pumpkin
  • Peanut butter
  • Legumes
  • Bell Peppers

Vitamin E Benefits

  • Vitamin E fights free radicals and curbs occurrence of diseases
  • Good for maintaining the overall skin health
  • Helps in balancing cholesterol levels in our body
  • Protects hair from environmental damage and makes it look fresh and healthy
  • Effective in naturally balancing hormones through balancing our endocrine and nervous system
  • It works well when used along with Vitamin C in improving vision
  • According to a research, the tocotrienols in Vitamin C inhibits Alzheimer’s disease
  • Alleviates cancer risk
  • Good in increasing the strength of our body muscles
  • Delays the ageing process by reducing wrinkles
  • Largely reduces the pain caused by osteoarthritis inflammation
  • Prohibits cataract formation and age-related macular degeneration
  • Vitamin E- oil is a great nutrient as well as a powerful antioxidant
  • Helps in reducing the severity of postmenopausal symptoms like cramping, craving and anxiety among women
  • Enhances the functioning of our blood circulation system
  • Useful role in the production of red blood cells
  • Inhibits blood clots
  • Repairs our tissues

Vitamin E Deficiency


Vitamin A deficiency is caused by various conditions which inhibit our body from adequate fats absorption and they are:

  • Alcoholism
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Cholestasis
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis

Occasionally, a genetic defect called ataxia might also cause Vitamin E deficiency.


  • Unsteady walk
  • Weakness in the muscles
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Blurred vision
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Cognitive Difficulties
  • Digestive Problems
  • Lack of response by the immunity system

Recommended Daily Intake Of Vitamin E

  1. Infants and Toddlers
    • 0-6 months old   – 4 mg/ day
    • 7-12 months old – 5 mg/ day
    • 1-3 years             – 6 mg/day
  2. Children and Teens 
    • Children 4-8 years old – 7 mg per day
    • Male 9-13 years old – 11 mg per day
    • Female 9-13 years old – 11 mg per day
    • Male 14-18 years old – 15 mg per day
    • Female 14-18 years old – 15 mg per day
  3. Adults, Middle-Age and Old Age people
    • Male 19-50 years old – 15 mg per day
    • Above 50 years – (Male – 15mg Female – 15mg) per day
  4. Pregnant women
    • RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) for pregnant women – 15 mg
  5. Lactating Mothers
    • RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) for lactating mothers – 19 mg

(*) mg refers to milligram


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