Tuesday, 27 January 2015

What is vitamin E

Boxes of fresh vegeables
Photo Credit- Wikimedia Commons by Kate Holt/AusAID
The body needs vitamins in one form or the other as several diseases may occur due to the deficiencies of vitamins. The vitamin E is very important for the overall health. It keeps away several diseases and imparts extra glow to the skin. 
It is very beneficial to keep the body healthy. 

The vitamin E is found in vegetable oils, wheat, green leafy vegetables, gram, barley, date, rice water, cream, butter, sprouts and fruits. 
The properties of Vitamin E
The intake of fruits and vegetables containing vitamin E or taking the capsules of it increase the presence of antioxidants in the body. But the natural foods are advisable instead of tablets or capsules.
Formation of Red Blood cells
It helps in the formation of red blood corpuscles in the body. The deficiency of vitamin E leading to anemia may occur in new born babies, if the pregnant woman does not take enough amount of vitamin E.
Skin Glow
It is very helpful to make the skin strong, supple and shiny. The intake of vitamin E can even reduce the occurrence of wrinkles. 
Helps in Functioning of Thyroid and Pituitary Gland   
The deficiency of vitamin E affects the working activity of the thyroid gland and pituitary gland the most. It causes the sluggish working of these glands and the body feels tired and heavy.
Formation of Cell Membranes
The skin membrane or the layer covering the blood cells to keep them intact, becomes weak with the deficiency of vitamin E.  It would stop the formation of blood cells too. The vitamin E helps in the formation of cell membranes. The deficiency of vitamin E weakens this outer layer and will reduce the formation of blood cells. 

Mental Problems
The sufficient amount of vitamin E in the body saves from stress and mental tensions. Its deficiency causes several mental problems.