Based on recent studies, it has been found that vitamin E is beneficial in protecting women from breast cancer. Vitamin E is able to inhibit the metabolism of cancer cells, leading to their death.
Because breast cancer has special cells which initiate disease, prompt development of metastasis, therapeutic resistance and relapse, vitamin E weakens mitochondria in those special cells.
After this, cells are unable to carry on metabolism and eventually die.
This effect happens because of the vitamin E succinate which is a natural tocopherol. So, don’t just rush to the nearest pharmacy to purchase any bottle of vitamin E.
Vitamin E is also known to protect cholesterol from oxidation, because it is a potent antioxidant that is fat soluble.
Sources of vitamin E are green vegetables, fish, nuts, eggs, whole grains and plant oils. The Mediterranean diet consists of these foods and it has been proved that such diet is successful in reducing mortality from all causes.
Vitamin E consists of four compounds of tocopherols and four are tocotrienols. Alpha-tocopherol is the most renowned as it is widely known to prevent free radical damage. The benefits of other tocopherols and tocotrienols are being investigated at the moment.
According to the author of many books on natural substances, Earl Mindell, vitamin E is also known to slow down the aging process, distribute oxygen to the body, and together with vitamin A is able to protect the lungs. It is able to prevent and dissolve blood clots and lessen fatigue. It aids the prevention of cancer, prevents external and internal scar formation, it is good in healing burns. It can be used as diuretic and to lower blood pressure, or as a help with prevention of miscarriages. It lessens leg cramps and charley horses and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
In order to increase the intake of Vitamin E, you should pay attention to the food you eat and add to your diet in all forms.