Vitamin E or tocopherol. Properties

Functions and Properties of Vitamin E or tocopherol
* It is called the fertility vitamin.
* Used as an antioxidant to be rejuvenating, by allowing the health of the walls of capillaries, arteries and skin.
* Allows for the proper functioning of the pituitary gland, nerves and heart.
* It is a vasodilator so facilitating the circulation of blood through veins and arteries.
* Delaying the process of cell oxidation, preventing the oxygen to burn too quickly combine with other substances, reduces the formation of hydrogen peroxide, which is for a real poison cells.
* Essential for normal synthesis in the liver of fatty substances.
* Maximizing the availability of oxygen to organs and muscles, especially the heart muscle.
* Combats muscular rheumatism and tooth decay and activates the healing of wounds and burns, softening and dissolving the tissues that form the scar.
* When more antioxidant vitamin in the body, one of its main functions is to neutralize free radicals.


Main sources of Vitamin E
It is found in virgin vegetable oils, nuts, wheat germ, margarine, wheat germ, lettuce, watercress, spinach, egg yolk. As vegetable it is easier to remove.

Values of the RDA for men 23 to 50 years of age and their relationship "High Security" / RDA

RDA                                Vitamin                            Security Level
1.4 mg                         Thiamin (B1)                          over 100          
1.6 mg                         Riboflavin (B2)                       over 100
18 mg                          Niacin (B3)                         NE about 100
4-7 mg                  Pantoténico1 acid (B5)                over 100
2.2 mg                       Pyridoxine (B6)                            100
400 ug                       Folic acid (B9)                           over 50
3 ug                             Vitamin B12                             over 100
60 mg                           Vitamin C                              about 100
100-200 ug                  Biotin (B7)                              over 100
5 ug (200 IU)                Vitamin D                                about 10
10 mg-TE (15 IU)         Vitamin E                              over 100
70-140 ug                    Vitamin K                                 over 50
1000 ug RE2                Vitamin A                               around 10 *

about 3 **

NE = Niacin equivalent in

RE = Retinol Equivalence in

TE = Tocopherol

1 = estimate of a safe and adequate level instead of RDA, due to limited available evidence.

2 = is the equivalent of 3333 IU of retinol or 5000 IU vitamin A diet.

* = Relationship between the levels are still considered safe in the vast majority of adults and RDS Standard.

** = Women of childbearing age.

Source: Lamberts medicines.

Related Topic
* Vitamin A, retinol or axeroftol
* Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and B2 (Riboflavin)
* Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
* Vitamin B3 or nicotinamide
* Vitamin B9 or folic acid, B10 (PABA), B11
Vitamin D or calciferol
* Vitamin K
* Vitamin B4, B5, B6, B7, B8
* Vitamin E. Wheat germ oil
* Vitamin E protects the heart. Free radicals and LDL

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