Hey, it’s me again. In this video, I’m
going to give you the key ways to spot if you’re deficient in vitamin E.
Vitamin E is actually made up of a family of eight compounds, and most
people are unaware of this. Mainly because 95% of vitamin E supplements
that are sold to the public, only contain one of the eight compounds – alpha tocopherol. That’s not the kind of supplement you want to be taking because if you want to get the complete vitamin E, you need not only alpha
tocopherol, but you need beta tocopherol Gamma, as well as Delta.
That’s the first four, and then you have the tocotrienol, so you need alpha
tocotrienol, Beta, Gamma and Delta. Vitamin E is important because it has
incredible antioxidant capabilities which is important from a
preventive health standpoint. Protecting you from aging and things
like heart disease and cancer. If you’re eating a diet that’s a low in fat
or full of processed foods, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re not
getting enough vitamin E. This isn’t good because it plays a key
role in the health of your nervous system and the structure and function of
your muscles, including your heart. So low levels of vitamin E can result in things
like poor coordination, numbness, tingling, weakness or muscle loss, poor
circulation and an iregular heartbeat. One of vitamin E’s major jobs is to
protect your cell membranes from free radical damage – and that’s why
signs of oxidative stress is a sign that you might be low in vitamin E.
Things like fatigue, poor skin, brain fog poor vision, as well as joint pain.
Vitamin E is also critical for maintaining the light receptors in your
eyes, so getting enough will help prevent and improve vision problems.
You’ve probably heard that vitamin E is one of the key components to youthful
looking skin, and that’s true because it strengthens capillaries, reduces
inflammation and improves the elasticity and moisture.
Symptoms like dry, flaky tired and rapidly aging skin are
definitely a sign of needing more vitamin E. Because vitamin E
helps your body form red blood cells, and also use selenium, iron and
vitamin K, a deficiency in E can lead to anemia, high blood pressure and hardening
of the arteries. Vitamin E even helps you
balance your hormones. So low levels can cause imbalances that show up as things
like weight gain, premenstrual syndrome and fatigue – even allergies.
Without enough vitamin E, your immune cells are compromised, making you more
susceptible to illness and infections. In terms of dosage from a
health maintenance standpoint, adults should have a daily intake of
around 50 IU’s. Healthy food sources for vitamin E include nuts like almonds
sunflower seeds and hazelnuts, also avocado and dark leafy
greens, salmon as well as trout, and for occasional treats, mango and kiwi
are also good sources. But for most of us, our diets aren’t
perfect, so taking a vitamin E supplement is a good idea for most people.
Just make sure your supplement contains all eight of the vitamin
E compounds. If you want to see what that looks like on a label, just go
to bodymanual.com and find the product called Full Spectrum Vitamin E.
When you take your vitamin E supplement, be sure you take it
with some healthy dietary fat like coconut oil or avocado – because that
will help your body to actually absorb a higher percentage of the vitamin E in
the supplement. If you’d like to learn more about vitamin E, check out my other
video called Best Vitamin For Anti-Aging. There’s a lot more to learn about
vitamin E. Alright, I’ll see in that video.