Vitamin E as natural d-a-tocopherol, which is the form of Vitamin E that is found in foods. It is a powerful anti-oxidant.*
Actions of Vitamin E
Some of the activities of Vitamin E are*:
- Intercepting free radicals and thus preventing the chain reaction destruction of fatty acids
- Helping maintain the health of cell membranes
- Protecting from oxidation the fats in LDL’s, which transport cholesterol to the liver. (Oxidized LDLs have been implicated in the development of cardiovascular diseases.)
- Affecting molecules and enzymes in immune cells and inflammatory cells
- Reducing “stickiness” of blood cells (platelet aggregation).
- Enhancing the ability of blood vessels to relax, allowing more blood flow.