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Vitamin E: Fun Facts About Tocopherols and Tocotrienols


What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin E for an adult:
30- 1,200 IU

What is the molecular formula:
The a-tocopherol form of vitamin E.

What does Vitamin E do in the body:
As an antioxidant, it protects body cells and helps maintain normal red blood cells.

What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin E:
Whole grains
wheat germ
nuts
spinach
sunflower seeds

What does a deficiency in Vitamin E cause:
Deficiency is very rare; mild hemolytic anemia in newborn infants.

What are the symptoms of Vitamin E deficiency:
Infant symptoms: Irritability, Edema
Anemia in adults

What happens if you overdose on the vitamin:
Increased congestive heart failure is seen in one large randomized study.

Solubility: Fat

What is the scientific name: Tocopherols, tocotrienols

When was the vitamin discovered: 1922