5 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Vitamin E (and How EB Eggs Can Help)

Vitamin E is an important nutrient that does many essential jobs in the body. One Eggland’s Best egg contains five milligrams of vitamin E compared to the 0.5 milligrams found in ordinary eggs—that’s 10 times more, and 25 percent of the daily recommended intake.

Vitamin E works to strengthen the immune system, which makes us less susceptible to illness. It can also help to reduce the risk of blood clots and heart attacks by widening the arteries. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant that aids in limiting the production of free radicals, which can cause damage to cells and increase the risk of diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and cancer.

Although it is rare for people to experience a deficiency in vitamin E, the condition could cause one or more of these symptoms:
  • Muscular weakness: If your body is lacking in the key antioxidants provided by vitamin E, you might notice that your muscles feel weaker than normal.
  • Tingling and numbness: Lack of vitamin E can interfere with the nerves’ ability to send messages to the brain and nervous system, which can cause sensations of numbness and tingling.
  • Vision problems: Vitamin E is essential to retinal health; a long-term deficiency can damage optical cells and lead to vision loss.
  • Weak immune system: Some studies have linked vitamin E deficiency to immune system problems.
  • Trouble with walking, balance and coordination: Low levels of vitamin E can interfere with neurons sending signals to control basic motor functions.
Although a vitamin E deficiency is typically not caused by dietary factors, you can help to ensure adequate intake of vitamin E by including Eggland’s Best eggs in your meal planning. Along with their high amount of vitamin E compared with ordinary eggs, EB eggs contain high amounts of many other vitamins and nutrients.
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Melissa Rudy
Melissa Rudy
A lifelong Cincinnatian, Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from University of Cincinnati before breaking into online writing in 2000. As a Digital Journalist for SparkPeople, she enjoys helping others meet their wellness goals by writing about all aspects of healthy living. An avid runner and group fitness addict, Melissa lives in Loveland with her guitarist husband and three feisty daughters.