Vitamin E (tocopherol acetate)

Vitamin E is a zhirorastvormy vitamin, being the strongest antioksimdant. Tokotriyenola and tokoferola belong to group of vitamins E.

The main natural function of vitamin E is a temporary use of normal activity of gonads. Because of possible approach of a degeneration of a reproductive system of the man and the woman during desirable conception of the child have to will take care of the normal level of tocopherol in an organism. Also this substance well influences a condition of sore eyes, organism integuments due to ensuring process of tissue respiration. Thanks to the anti-oxidizing properties, vitamin E protects from education of free radicals, strengthens membranes of erythrocytes.

Besides, vitamin E carries out the following functions:

  • Maintenance of a metabolism in a cardiac muscle, skeletal muscles, and also a nervous system and a liver
  • Lowering of the level of glucose in blood
  • Takes part in synthesis of the main component of hemoglobin
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Increases immunity
  • Helps to lose weight
  • Improves coagulability of blood
  • Facilitates Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson
  • Participates in forming of collagenic fibers
  • Interferes with development of senile pigmentation
  • It is useful at PMS
  • Prevents development of cataracts
  • Promotes digestion of vitamin A
  • Interferes with a senilism

Norms of consumption depend on age and a floor: children need to consume about 3 ME as they receive the most part of vitamin E with mother's milk; to children of preschool and school age – 6-8 ME in days; it is necessary for adult women 8 ME, during pregnancy – about 13; to men – 10ME. At hard physical or mental work the need for vitamin E increases.

To monitor continuous consumption of vitamin advise people with high loading, to women during pregnancy, at the broken function of a reproductive system, muscular dystrophy, skin diseases, at advanced age, at problems with joints, sheaves and muscles.

Insufficient consumption of this vitamin can arise because of the cancellation of oils of a vegetable proiskhlezheniye and other products rich with tocopherol, in a diet. Disturbance of sexual function, weakness, destruction of erythrocytes, disturbance blood circulation, a state of disrepair of skin and hair, strong weight reduction, dystrophy, destructive processes in a liver and a diaphragm can be signs of a hypovitaminosis.

Vitamin E collects fatty tissues of an organism therefore there is no need for continuous reception of this substance. But with diagnosis of its deficit there are some difficulties: shortage of vitamin E can be felt through long time that can cause a loss to health.

Vitamin E sources:

Among the vegetable sources rich with vitamin E, allocate green sheet vegetables, nuts, vegetable oils, bean, cereal, grain. Animal sources: milk, liver, meat, yolk egg.

With caution vitamin E should be taken at a myocardial infarction, a cardiosclerosis, at risk of a thromboembolism.

Section: Vitamins