Vitamin E

vit eA good multivitamin is the main foundation of health and nutrition for a healthy lifestyle. Today lets discuss Alpha tocopherol, the scientific name for vitamin E.

To get this vitamin the natural, good, old-fashion way is to consume vegetables, nuts, and fruits. Dark leafy greens such as turnip greens, dandelion greens, and spinach are excellent sources. Tomatoes, broccoli, and sweet potatoes are all high in this vitamin too. Nuts and seeds include peanuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, and sunflower seeds. Apples, nectarines, apricots, mango, kiwi, and peaches are loaded with this vitamin.

Then, for the pill form, you have natural versus synthetic. Natural vitamin E is a mixture of four tocopherols and four tocotrienols found in the tissues of green plants. When produced in a laboratory it is not as effective as natural vitamin E. You will find synthetic vitamin E in dietary supplements and fortified foods labeled.

It is best to get this wonderful nutrient from both sources, from your food and pills, in order to, reap all the benefits. Vitamin E is extremely beneficial to your skin. It can help prevent scarring, sun burns, skin diseases and cancer. This will ensure a beautiful complexion.

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