Vitamin E deficiency and your health

  • Jun 2 2018

Since vitamin D was discovered, vitamin E has fallen by the waste side, however vitamin E is a very important nutrient that is essential to our health. It is required for healthy reproduction, skin, vision, blood and brain. Like other antioxidants, it plays a critical role in protecting us from aging and disease by neutralizing free radicals.

Because vitamin E is so essential for many aspects of our body’s health, there can be a wide range of signs or symptoms of deficiency. Not all the symptoms need to be present for a deficiency to exist; because these symptoms can indicate other health issues, it is important to consult with your provider if you have any symptoms.

Signs or Symptoms of Vitamin E Deficiency

Blood clots or the tendency to form blood clots

Coordination Problems

Cardiac arrhythmia

Dementia

Dry hair, split ends or thinning hair

Eye/visual problems

Eye twitching

Impotence or low sexual drive in men

Immune system problems, particularly among older adults

Loss of muscle mass

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