Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin.  Fat-soluble vitamins can be stored in the body for months and even years.  They are stored in the liver and do not need to be eaten in large amounts.

 

Function:

  • Protecting the body; it is an antioxidant.
  • Forming red blood cells.

 

Sources:

  • Egg yolk, nuts, cereals and cereal products, soya, seeds, olive oil, sunflower oil.

 

Deficiency:

A deficiency of vitamin E is rare.

 

Excess:

Too much vitamin E causes a loss of appetite.

 

Dietary Reference Value (DRV):

The amount of vitamin E required each day is measured in milligrams.

  • 4 milligrams a day for men.
  • 3 milligrams a day for women.

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