Day 16: Vitamin E

day 16

 

 

Vitamin E is necessary for maintaining the structure and functions of all muscles, protects your cell membranes and helps protect against free radicals.  It also assists in the formation of your red blood cells and helps to maintain stores of vitamins A and K, iron, and selenium.

It may have a positive effect on immune health, and protect against the oxidative damage that can lead to heart disease, cancer, and may help prevent some diabetes-related damage, particularly to the eyes.

So why are many lotions supplemented with Vitamin E?  Your skin is your large organ and it is believed that these supplemented vitamins in lotions are absorbed into the body and take care of the skin.  Vitamin E works to regulate Vitamin A, which is also a great vitamin for skin health.  Both vitamins are believed to keep your skin smoother and more moisturized.

Read more about this great vitamin here.

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