Vitamin E

Do not be misled by the name, this is not a single vitamin, but a group of eight different, but related, molecules that sub-divide again into two categories called tocopherols and tocotrienols. Of all eight molecules, the most potent is the d-alpha-tocopherol form and it is vital to check that this is the version of vitamin E that you are using. An active antioxidant, vitamin E also enhances the action of tissue-protecting vitamin A in the body. It is essential for normal cell structure and is so effective for tissue healing that you can reduce long-term scarring by massaging vitamin E oil onto the affected area once the wound has healed. Vitamin E neutralises compounds that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Signs of vitamin E deficiency: The single biggest sign of a vitamin E deficiency is dry skin; also menstrual problems

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