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Vitamin E as Vitamin E Succinate

E succinate is one of several forms of vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin that works as a very powerful antioxidant to protect our body from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, which can lead to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and accelerated aging. Vitamin E may prevent or delay chronic diseases.

Vitamin E can be found in wheat germ, almonds, spinach, mango, soybean, kiwifruit, corn, peanuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, whole grains, fish, and green, leafy vegetables. Our body can absorb and utilize both natural and synthetic forms of vitamin E.

Health benefits of Vitamin E

  • Major antioxidant
  • Enhances vision, and reduces risk of developing vision disorders such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration
  • Supports the immune system
  • May reduce the risk of prostate cancer
  • May reduce the risk of breast cancer
  • Improves brain function
  • Protects heart health
  • May help with severe acne and atopic dermatitis
  • Prevents premature aging by fighting free radicals

Recommendations

RDI/AI – 15 IU per day
UL – 1000 IU

 

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Principal Author: M. Ofiyeva
Date of Initial Publication: 07/05/2007
Article Last Updated: 03/10/2011