Vitamin E



Vitamin E is a group of antioxidant compounds that play an important role in the body's immune system and cellular function.



Vitamin E protects cells against oxidative stress, which can damage cell membranes and increase the risk of certain diseases. It can also help improve the immune system, prevent blood clots, and support heart health.

How much Vitamin E should you eat in a day?

The recommended daily intake of vitamin E varies depending on age and gender.

Men: 15-20 mg/day
Women: 15-20 mg/day

Vulnerable groups of Vitamin E deficiency

People who are at greater risk of vitamin E deficiency include:

People on a low-fat diet
People who have trouble absorbing fat, such as people with cystic fibrosis or Crohn's disease.

However, it takes a long time for the body to reach a state of deficiency. It is estimated that it takes decades to deplete the body of vitamin E (NNR, 2012).

Signs of Vitamin E deficiency

Symptoms of vitamin E deficiency can include:

Reduced immune function
Muscle weakness
Vision problems
Increased risk of heart disease.

Who doesn't want silky locks like a Golden?

Although vitamin E is essential for human health, it can also be beneficial for dogs. The vitamin is often added to dog food to improve their skin and coat, strengthen their immune system, and reduce the risk of certain diseases.