Vitamin E


Vitamin E is the essential vitamin that doesn't sit at the cool kids' table with Vitamin D and Vitamin C. While we may talk about it less, we cannot ignore its importance. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects against risk factors in our environments or lifestyles. 

Vitamin E also: 

  • Boosts immune system
  • Helps dilate blood vessels and prevent blood clots 
  • Plays a role in cell interaction 

Recommended Daily Intake

Vitamin E is "fat" soluble, so your body stores it and uses it as needed. As is the case with all fat soluble vitamins (Vitamins K, A, D and E) too much vitamin E can cause toxicity. However, it is difficult to overdose on vitamin E if you are getting it through your diet instead of through supplements. If you are supplementing with vitamin E, stay under 1000 IUs per day to avoid any side effects that could include hemorrhagic stroke. 

  Female Male Pregnant Breastfeeding
Birth to 6 months 4 mg 4 mg - -
Infants 7-12 months 5 mg  5 mg - -
Children 1-3 years 6 mg 6 mg - -
Children  4-8 years 7 mg 7 mg - -
Children 9-13 years 11 mg 11 mg - -
Teens 14-18 years 15 mg 15 mg 15 mg 19 mg
Adults  15 mg 15 mg 15 mg  19 mg 

Signs and Symptoms of Deficiency 

There are many benefits to enriching your diet with vitamin E in your food or in supplement form, but if you don't have enough, you may experience some side effects such as:

  • Difficulty with walking or coordination 
  • Muscle pain or weakness 
  • Immune system issues
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Visual disturbances 
  • General unwellness 

Food Sources 

You can find vitamin E in a wide range of foods.  

These include: 

  • Organic, sprouted nuts and seeds, such as almonds, sunflower seeds, peanuts, and organic peanut butter 
  • Organic, sprouted whole grains 
  • Wild-caught trout, abalone, goose meat, Atlantic salmon 
  • Organic wheat germ oil, hazelnut oil, sunflower oil, and almond oil  
  • Organic leafy vegetables 
  • Pasture-raised eggs 
  • Organic fortified cereals 
  • Kiwi, mango, avocado 

Healthy Beings' Strategies to Address Deficiency 

Healthy Beings offers supplements and services that can mitigate and address deficiencies you might be struggling with. We also offer recommendations beyond our current available inventory. You will find suggestions below that can help prevent a deficiency. If you are not sure if you have a deficiency, contact us HERE and we will answer questions you might have. 


Maintain Optimal Vitamin E Levels! 





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