Why Do People Take Vitamin E?
Good sources of vitamin E include:
What Are The Risks Of Taking Vitamin E?
Research has linked the use of vitamin E to an increase in hemorrhagic stroke. Cardiovascular studies also suggest that patients with diabetes or cardiovascular disease who take natural vitamin E at 400 IU per day have an increased risk of heart failure and heart failure-related hospitalization. When inhaled in a vaping product vitamin E acetate may be responsible for e-cigarette, or vaping, product-use associated lung injury (EVALI).
What Are The Side Effects Of Taking Vitamin E?
Topical vitamin E can irritate the skin. Overdoses of vitamin E supplements can cause nausea, headache, bleeding, fatigue, and other symptoms. People who take blood thinners or other medicines should not take vitamin E supplements without first talking to their healthcare provide.
E helps maintain healthy skin and eyes, and strengthen the body’s natural defence against illness and infection (the immune system).
Good Sources Of Vitamin E
The amount of vitamin E you need is: 4mg a day for men
3mg a day for women You should be able to get all the vitamin E you need from your diet. Any vitamin E your body does not need immediately is stored for future use, so you do not need it in your diet every day.
What Happens If I Take Too Much Vitamin E?
There is not enough evidence to know what the effects might be of taking high doses of vitamin E supplements each day.
What Does The Department Of Health And Social Care Advise?
You should be able to get the amount of vitamin E you need by eating a varied and balanced diet. Taking 540mg (800 IU) or less a day of vitamin E supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.
Reduces Oxidative Stress
A similar oxidation process and accelerated aging occurs in your body when cells are exposed to molecules called free radicals.
Free radicals weaken and break down healthy cells. Oxidative stress occurs when there’s an imbalance between antioxidant defenses and reactive oxygen species or free radicals. Vitamin E works as an antioxidant in the body, and researchers are looking at how its anti-inflammatory properties might play a role in easing or managing certain chronic conditions when taken as a supplement.