A healthy diet consists of the adequate amount of all kinds of nutrition. Vitamin E is one of the major constituents that helps your body function properly. There are many health benefits of Vitamin E. Apart from helping the body cells to function properly, it aids enzyme activities & helps many vital body functions.
I am a mother, a homemaker, a career woman, have an active lifestyle. Being healthy is a prerequisite for me. I am a regular yoga practitioner and a black belt in martial arts. Health and wellness is not a hobby or once in a while task. It has to be done on a regular basis. We, as a family, are aware of the importance of a well-balanced diet.
For a healthy body and mind, we need to lead a healthy lifestyle. It includes a proper diet, regular physical activity & routine. Although most of us try to eat healthily, sometimes we do not get all the nutrition from food alone. We can compensate it by taking dietary supplements after consulting an expert/doctor.
What are the health benefits of Vitamin E?
There are multiple health benefits of Vitamin E. It helps in strengthening the immune system, prevent cancers particularly oral and lung cancer. Many studies have shown that Vitamine E helps in increasing endurance, energy & muscle strength.
- Healthy Hair & nails
- Improves Skin texture
- Balance Hormones
- Strong Antioxidant
- Lowers the risk of cancer
- Help balance cholesterol
- Increase muscle strength
- Beneficial during pregnancy
- Help increase body endurance
- Improve vision
- Help with PMS symptoms
- Beneficial in acne and other skin related issues
- Flights Free radicals
- Slow Ageing
The natural sources of Vitamin E are Spinach, Tomato, Avocado, Nuts, olives & broccoli among others. One must add vitamin E rich food in the regular diet to ward off any deficiency.
Is your body Vitamin E deficient?
How do you know if your body has vitamin E deficiency? Since we do not have a well-balanced diet regularly, therefore, we often miss many key nutrients.There are many visible symptoms that clearly indicates that your body needs Vitamin E.
- Muscle weakness
- Imperfect Vision
- Digestive Issues
- Skin problems
- Hair loss
- Decline of Motor Skills
- General unwellness
However, one must not start a supplement without a proper diagnosis. Check your symptoms & run thorough tests under proper medical supervision.
How We incorporated Vitamin E into our routine?
The most amazing part of using Vitamin E capsules was that it could be used externally too. When we were in college, none of our friends had access to fancy spa and salons. Before any party or get together we used to buy a buy these capsules, pop them open and use directly.
Beauty & Therapeutic Benefits
Face Mask: I used to apply it directly to my face as a mask and wash it after a couple of minutes. It used to give a healthy glow to the skin.
Hair & nail care: Similarly VItamin E could be applied directly to nails and hair. For hair, you need to dilute it with a base oil as it will help in absorption. It strengthens the roots, nourishes the scalp and hair. It can be used by adults and children both.
Excellent face cream: There are many fancy face serums and cream that claims to be enriched with VItamin E. You can make an excellent face cream at home without digging a hole in your pocket. Apply it as you usually do & see the changes.
Dietary Supplement: Although there are vitamin-rich foods that one can consume, sometimes it is not possible to obtain the required amount from the diet alone. This is where we need a good dietary supplement to bridge the gaps in our diet.
I have religiously taken Vitamin E supplement throughout both my pregnancies in addition to iron and calcium. I consulted my gynecologist to know if they can be taken with the pregnancy supplements. They can even be combined with Vitamin C without any side effects.
What’s the best time to take Vitamin E?
Including Vitamin E rich food is a good idea for your overall health. However, if you are taking a supplement take it with a meal. Set up a routine & make sure to take the supplement at the same time every day. I used to take it with my breakfast daily. A pill a day.
The absorption of Vitamin E is limited if you take it empty stomach
Are there any side effects of Vitamin E?
It is a general rule, anything in excess is harmful to health. If you are changing your health routine, dietary habits or any change in lifestyle, it is always advisable to consult an expert/doctor before doing so.
Most of the people do not have any side effects. It could only cause harm if taken in high amount. If taken in recommended amount, you can enjoy multiple health benefits of Vitamin E.
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