The Most Important Function of Vitamin E
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Today we’re going to talk about the most important function of vitamin E. The most important function of vitamin E is that it helps stabilize cell membranes. What’s interesting about the cell membrane is that it has a double layer of fat. It has both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. People are worried about avoiding saturated fats, but the cell membrane is actually made out of saturated fat and cholesterol.
Vitamin E benefits: • Prevents oxidation of the cell parts • It’s a significant antioxidant • Prevents retinopathy • Supports glutathione • Prevents nerve damage
Most of the vitamin E is stored in the liver and fat cells. But, a significant amount of vitamin E is stored in the pituitary gland. Important hormones like estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and cortisol originate as a controlling hormone in your pituitary. Because these hormones are made out of cholesterol and fat, you need high levels of vitamin E to help protect them from being oxidized.
Vitamin E can also help as a natural remedy for symptoms like hot flashes during menopause. This is because during menopause, estrogen goes down, and if you don’t have enough vitamin E to compensate, then hot flashes can kick in. When you take vitamin E, always take the natural form that includes all of the tocopherols and tocotrienols. Vitamin E may also help decrease fibrosis of the liver, and it may help your muscles become stronger. Typically someone won’t be deficient in vitamin D because of the diet. A vitamin E deficiency usually has to do with absorption.