What Is Vitamin E Good For? We Found Out
[Woman’s Day, 1/22/19] If you’re looking to update your vitamin cabinet and aren’t sure where to start, we have good news: You don’t need to worry about adding vitamin E to your list. Turns out, most people get enough from a balanced diet, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Too much vitamin E might be more of an issue than a deficiency due to supplements. “The tolerable upper intake level (UL) for vitamin E is 1000 mg for adults. That is a lot!” says Summer Yule, a registered dietician in Connecticut. “It would be very difficult to consume that much in food, so the main risk of consuming too much vitamin E comes from high-dose supplements.” And the ramifications aren’t pretty, according to the Mayo Clinic — nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, weakness, and gonadal dysfunction.
So where are we getting vitamin E from? The usual suspect: food. But rather than fruits and vegetables, it’s mostly nuts and seeds that are doing the work. “Sunflower seeds, almonds, and hazelnuts are all excellent sources of vitamin E,” Yule says. Even though you’re probably already getting plenty, here’s what this mighty vitamin is doing for your body……….
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