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.
|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
You can find vitamin E in a wide range of foods.
- 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!
- Basic Nutrients 2/Day
- Vitamin E Supplement (coming soon!)
- Health Coach Appointment
- Physician Appointment