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Vitamin E

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties.

Vitamin E exists in eight emoticon different forms:
alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol;
and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol.

Alpha-tocopherol emoticon is the most active form in humans.

Dosing for vitamin E is often given in alpha-tocopherol equivalents (ATEs). emoticon This accounts for the different activities that the different forms of vitamin E have in the body. One milligram of an ATE is equal to 1.5 international units (IU). emoticon

Vitamin E supplements - available in natural emoticon or man-made forms emoticon .

- The natural forms are usually labeled with the letter "d" emoticon
(for example, d-gamma-tocopherol),

--whereas synthetic forms are labeled "dl" emoticon
(for example, dl-alpha-tocopherol). emoticon

Foods that contain vitamin E include
eggs, fortified cereals, fruit, green leafy vegetables (such as spinach), meat, nuts, nut oils, poultry, vegetable oils (corn, cottonseed, safflower, soybean, sunflower), argan oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil, and whole grains.

Cooking and storage may destroy some of the vitamin E in foods.
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