Everything about Vitamin E

Vitamin E (deficiency symptoms and food sources)Notepad with vitamin e and pills on the table.

Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant that aids to protect the cells in the body from damages. It is fat-soluble in nature and found in many of our foods. As an antioxidant, it guides the body against chronic diseases such as cancer, eye problems, diabetes and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Vitamin E aids in the production of red blood cells in the body, and helps the body to utilize vitamin A, C and K while also preventing the clumping together of platelets and clogging of arteries that can lead to heart attack or stroke. Vitamin E acts as an enhancer to the immune system, and aids the normal functioning of the brain. It protects the cells of the skin from damaging by boosting the elasticity of collagen found in the skin, hence giving the skin a youthful look. Vitamin E also promotes the growth of healthy hairs in the body and reduces signs of aging.

Vitamin E


People who suffer from improper absorption of fats might stand the risk of been vitamin E deficient. Such condition can result to low nerve conduction leading to complicated neurological problems. Vitamin E deficiency can equally lead to low birth weight. Its deficiency symptoms includes the following:



  • Weakness of the muscle
  • Problems with vision
  • Irregular eye movements
  • Muscle mass loss
  • Unsteady walking
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low growth rate in children
  • Low sex drive
  • Abnormalities of the brain
  • Cataracts
  • Infertility problems
  • Hair loss
  • Leg cramps
  • Reduced blood circulation
  • Enlargement of the prostate
  • Kidney and liver problems


Vitamin E deficiency can be prevented by eating diets rich in E vitamin. These include; wheat germ, nuts, green leafy vegetables, peanuts, egg yolks, soybean, sunflower seeds, liver, sweet potatoes, avocado, asparagus, yam and corn-oil margarine.

It is recommended that these food sources should be fortified (if not taken raw) in our diets, to avoid the risk of been vitamin E deficient. Remember, prevention is better than cure! Good health is wealth.Healthy green smoothie



The information and reference materials contained here are intended solely for the general information of the reader. It is not to be used for treatment purposes, but rather for discussion with the patient’s own physician. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care.