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Vitamin E Benefits

 

Vitamin E benefits which health condition?

Making sure your body gets enough antioxidants is essential to maintaining health. This vitamin is known to be a potent antioxidant that can prevent damage to cells by free radicals.

Below is a detailed list of the health benefits from this vitamin complete with ratings for the level of scientific studies done for the particular health condition.

See our full review on vitamin E to learn about side effects and recommended dose to use.

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Evidence of Vitamin E Benefits

Below are detailed comments on vitamin E benefits. For a summary only see the article Vitamin E.
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Wound healing (in burn patients)

A study done in children shows that taking this vitamin along with vitamin C and zinc helped to heal wounds faster.

leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Photo aging (Skin Damage) / Skin Conditions

Products containing vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin B3 are somewhat effective for the treatment of photo aging and other skin conditions like acne. They also seem to help prevent sunburns and act as a sunscreen.
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Several clinical studies show that this vitamin increases the fertilization rate up to 30%. It is believed that the antioxidant properties of this vitamin were in part responsible for this benefit.

Antioxidants seem to protect the quality of the sperm and to maintain their mobility.

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leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

When this vitamin is taken in combination with zinc, beta-carotene and vitamin C, it reduces the risk of vision loss by 27% in those people already suffering from AMD.

However, taking this vitamin doesn't seem to prevent a person for developing AMD.

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For those people suffering from moderately severe AD, taking 2,000 IU of this vitamin seems to be effective in slowing down the disease. Unfortunately, it does not slow down the progression of mild AD to severe AD.

Recent animal studies suggest that low levels of vitamin E might increase amyloid beta deposits in the brain, thus worsening Alzheimer's disease.

leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstruation)

One study showed that using this vitamin reduced the severity and duration of pain from dysmenorrhea. It also reduced the amount of bleeding as well. The study used 200 IU two times daily starting 2 days before menstruation and continuing for 5 days.

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A study revealed that taking vitamin E along with vitamin C seems to help reduce the risk of getting dementia, but not Alzheimer's type dementia.

leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Clinical studies seem to support the fact that using vitamin E benefits in reducing anxiety and depression in those women suffering from PMS.

leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Menopause Symptoms

Many studies showed that taking 800 IU daily of this vitamin helped in to reduce the symptoms of menopause.

Experts suggest trying it for 3 months to see if symptoms are reduced. If it works, continue taking it at this dose.
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbalParkinson's Disease (PD)

Some clinical studies show this vitamin seems to lower the risk of getting PD but other showed no benefits. More research will need to be done to confirm these results and get a more accurate answer.

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Cancer of the Bladder and Pancreas

The risk of dying from bladder cancer seems to be reduced by taking 200 IU of this vitamin for longer than ten years.

Another study showed that it worked to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer.

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Lung Cancer

Popoulation studies show that people who have low blood levels of vitamin E seem to be at a higher risk of getting lung cancer.

One study didn't show any benefit but the volunteers used only 50 IU daily. Many experts believed that this dose is far too low to be of any benefit.

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One study showed people suffering from acne conditions have lower blood levels of vitamin E and vitamin A. The researchers suggest taking these two vitamins to reduce the severity of the acne condition.
 
leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

One study showed that combining this vitamin with conventional treatment is better than just the treatment alone for reducing pain.

leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Pre-eclampsia

400 IU of vitamin E combined with 1 gram of vitamin C seemed to modestly reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy.

leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Antioxidant Benefits

It is well established that this vitamin has potent antioxidant properties. Animal and lab studies suggest it can help protect the cells from free-radical damage.
 
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One study was done in rabbits given anticancer drugs (that caused hair loss) to see what happens when their diet is deficient in this essential vitamin.

The results showed that without this vitamin, hair growth was significantly slower than those rabbits fed a diet with sufficient amount of vitamin E.

leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal Fibromyalgia

Those suffering from fibromyalgia may have lower levels of this vitamin.

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Diabetes

Population studies show that people suffering from diabetes seem to have lower levels of this vitamin in their system.

Experts believe that low levels might increase a person's risk of developing diabetes. It also enhances the effect of insulin.
 
Helpful Allergies / Hay Fever

The antioxidant properties of this vitamin can be helpful for those suffering from allergies.
 

High Cholesterol - May not be effective

Vitamin E benefits on lowering high cholesterol is not supported in clinical studies. See natural remedies for high cholesterol to find out what you can use that are effective.


Osteoarthritis (OA) - May not be effective

Clinical studies showed that this vitamin did not have any benefit in reducing pain or improving the quality of the joint in those suffering from OA. 


Cardiovascular Disease - May not be effective

It is believed by many people that taking a higher dose of this vitamin will help prevent heart disease. However, many large well-designed studies showed that it did not make a significant difference. 
 

Treatment of Scars - May not be effective

Clinical studies show that applying vitamin E oil to the scars does not fade them. Read about this in this article on Vitamin E Oil and Scars.
 

Stroke Prevention - May not be effective

Results from the Women's Health Study showed that taking this vitamin did not reduce the risk of stroke.
 
 
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