The term vitamin E describes a family of eight related, fat-soluble molecules. A sufficient intake of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) is important as it functions as an antioxidant, protecting cells, tissues, and organs from the oxidative stress caused by ‘free radicals’. Free radicals are responsible for the aging process and can lead to various health conditions such as heart disease and inflammatory diseases. It plays an important role in supporting brain, eye, cardiovascular, maternal and infant health, as well as protecting the skin. Vitamin E in oil and dry forms are suitable for all food and dietary supplement applications.
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