Vitamin E is made up of eight fat-soluble compounds, four of which are tocopherols and the remaining four are tocotrienols. Vitamin E plays a vital role in supporting the immune system and the health of many organs of your body, particularly the blood and vessels.
Vitamin E also regulates gene expression and cell signaling. It is antioxidant and also protects cells from oxidative stress. Vitamin E is best known for its skin health and appearance benefits. Unlike most vitamins, vitamin E dissolves in fat.
Well-designed clinical studies have improved our understanding of Vitamin E to a great deal. Vitamin E has been shown to possess antioxidative properties that may significantly reduce the risk of diseases such as atherosclerosis, oxidative stress, cancer, cataracts, and Alzheimer’s.
Thus, raising public awareness about the importance of dietary antioxidants in maintaining good health would benefit many people.