Most people think of vitamin E as the healing vitamin but it is also an antioxidant. It can be used topically to heal wounds and for scar prevention, while internally, it helps the body heal itself. To date, vitamin E has been shown to protect against roughly 80 diseases. Vitamin E is very important to your circulatory system. It helps with circulation, the prevention of cardiovascular disease, lowering blood pressure and normal blood clotting. Suffer from leg cramps? Vitamin E can help with that, along with maintaining healthy nerves and muscles. Women benefit from vitamin E as it is useful in treating PMS and keeps skin and hair healthy. Vitamin E also aids in preventing cataracts and anemia. Vitamin E is actually a family of 8 different molecules, with d-alpha-tocopherol being the most potent. Natural sources of vitamin E are always better than synthetic, with synthetics being only 67% as active as the natural form. Higher incidences of breast cancer, bowel cancer and heart disease have been linked to lower amounts of vitamin E in the North American diet, chiefly due to high consumption of processed foods.
Cold-pressed vegetable oils, dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, brown rice, cornmeal, eggs, kelp, desiccated liver, milk, oatmeal, organ meats, soybeans, sweet potatoes, watercress, wheat and wheat germ. Herbs that contain vitamin E include alfalfa, dandelion, dong quai, flaxseed, nettle, oat straw, raspberry leaf and rose hips.
Damage to red blood cells, destruction of nerves, infertility, menstrual problems, neuromuscular impairment, miscarriage, and uterine degeneration.