Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage caused by substances called free radicals. Free radicals can harm cells, tissues, and organs. They are believed to play a role in certain conditions related to aging.
Vitamin E also helps keep the immune system strong against viruses and bacteria.
Vitamin E is important in the formation of red blood cells and it helps the body use vitamin K. It also helps widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting inside them.
Cells use vitamin E to interact with each other and carry out many important functions.
The best way to get the daily requirement of vitamin E is by eating food sources rich in vitamin E. Vitamin E is found in the following foods: Vegetable oils (wheat germ, sunflower, safflower, corn, and soybean oils), Nuts (almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts/filberts), Seeds (such as sunflower seeds), Green leafy vegetables (spinach and broccoli), Fortified breakfast cereals, fruit juices, margarine, and other spreads. Fortified means that vitamins have been added to the food.
Texas Transdermals’ Multivitamin patch contains the proper dose of Vitamin E.