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VITAMIN E


THE BREAKDOWN
Protects cells against free radicals that can cause heart disease and cancer. Also, they are the leading protectors of naturals fats, DNA and enzymes against infections and bacteria.

IN THE BODY
Vitamin E is absorbed by fats and bile.


WITHDRAWALS
Although it is not common for people to suffer withdrawals from Vitamin E, symptoms include fainting, anemia and laziness. Without the proper amount of Vitamin, the risk of heart disease and cancer is greatly increased.


NATURAL FORMS
Nuts, seeds, grains, some cereals, eggs and greens all contain high amounts of Vitamin E.


DAILY DOSE
  • Men 10 mg
  • Women 8 mg
  • During pregnancy 10 mg
  • During breastfeeding 12 mg

OVER DOSAGE
Although not common, symptoms can include excessive tiredness, bleeding and losss of balance; coupled with headaches


FIGHTING AGENTS
Cholestyramine and alcohol are the primary blocking agents for the absorption of Vitamin E.


SUPPLEMENTS
Heart disease, cancer, cataracts, asthma, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and the inability to conceive have all been treated with Vitamin E supplements.


WARNINGS
DO NOT take supplements if you are already taking drugs with anticoagulant agents in them, and they should be used with a measure of caution by anyone with hypertension or heart disease.



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