Vitamin E Deficiency Symptoms You Don’t Want To Ignore
If you’re deficient in vitamin E, there are some warning signs you really don’t want to ignore! I’ll show you what the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency are and how to recognize them.
If you’re eating a diet that’s low in fat or full of processed foods, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re not getting enough vitamin E. This isn’t good because it plays a key role in the health of your nervous system and the structure and function of your muscles, including your heart.
Vitamin E also has incredible antioxidant capabilities that are vital from a preventative health standpoint. Antioxidants can help protect you from aging, heart disease, cancer, and much more.
Vitamin E deficiency Symptoms
First off, low levels of vitamin E can result in problems like poor coordination, numbness and tingling, weakness or muscle loss, poor circulation, and irregular heartbeat.
Look for symptoms of oxidative stress – things like fatigue, poor skin, brain fog, poor vision, and joint pain. One of vitamin E’s major jobs is as an antioxidant to protect your cell membranes from free radical damage. That’s why any symptoms of oxidative stress are a sign that you might be low in vitamin E.
Keep an eye on your vision and watch for problems. Vitamin E is critical for maintaining the light receptors in your eyes. Getting enough will help prevent and improve vision problems.
Then there’s your skin. You’ve probably heard that vitamin E is one of the key components to youthful looking skin. It’s true because it strengthens capillaries, reduces inflammation, and improves elasticity and moisture. Watch for skin becoming dry, flaky, “tired”, and aging too rapidly as signs of needing more vitamin E.
Certain cardiovascular problems can be a symptom of lacking vitamin E. Because E helps your body to form red blood cells, and also to use selenium and iron and vitamin K, a deficiency can lead to anemia, high blood pressure, and hardening of the arteries.
Vitamin E even helps you balance your hormones. Low levels can cause hormonal imbalances that show up as things like weight gain, premenstrual syndrome, fatigue, even allergies.
Without enough vitamin E, your immune cells can become compromised, making you more susceptible to illness and infections
How To Get Your Vitamin E
Healthy food sources for vitamin E include:
- almonds, hazelnuts, and sunflower seeds
- dark leafy greens
- salmon and trout
- occasional treats like mango and kiwi (just keep sugar intake to a minimum)
Take a Quality E Supplement
For most of us, our diets aren’t perfect, so taking a vitamin E supplement is generally a good idea. Just make sure your supplement contains all the vitamin E compounds listed below. As for dosage, for maintaining good health, an adult should have a daily intake of around 50 IUs.
When you take your vitamin E supplement, take it with some healthy dietary fat like coconut oil or avocado, That will help your body absorb a higher percentage of the vitamin E in the supplement.
Get The Full Package
Did you know that Vitamin E is made up of a family of eight compounds? Most people are unaware of this, mainly because 95% of vitamin E supplements sold to the public are marketed as being great, but contain only one of the eight compounds: alpha-tocopherol. And that’s not the kind of supplement you want to be taking.
If you want to get complete vitamin E, you need all eight compounds:
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