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Vitamin E Deficiency Is Rampant — Why You Don’t Want to Be

Vitamin E Supplement

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  • Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble vitamin and antioxidant that helps combat inflammation and make red blood cells. It also helps your body use vitamin K, which is important for heart health
  • Six billion people worldwide and 75 to 90 percent of Americans are deficient in vitamin E, which places them at increased risk for immune dysfunction, cognitive deterioration and cardiovascular disease
  • To achieve a healthy level of 30 μmol/L, you need a daily intake of at least 50 IUs of vitamin E. The recommended daily allowance for people over the age of 14 is 15 mg of vitamin E per day
  • When supplementing, make sure it’s made with natural (not synthetic) vitamin E and has a balance of all eight vitamin E compounds. Additional criteria for high-quality vitamin E supplements are included

By Dr. Mercola

Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble vitamin and antioxidant that helps combat damaging free radicals. It also plays a role in the making of red blood cells and helps your body use vitamin K, the latter of which is important for heart health.


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