There are many more uses of vitamin E that science is only beginning to investigate. This helpful vitamin will probably continue to make the news every so often.
1. As an antioxidant with a powerful punch, vitamin E helps prevent cancer, heart disease, strokes, cataracts, and possibly some of the signs of aging.
2. Vitamin E protects artery walls and keeps the “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from being oxidized. Oxidation of LDL cholesterol marks the beginning of clogged arteries.
3. Vitamin E also keeps the blood thin by preventing blood platelets from clumping together. High levels of vitamin E in the body decrease the risk of a non-fatal heart attack or stroke in most people.
4. A dynamic cancer fighter, vitamin E protects cells and DNA from damage that can turn cancerous.
5. It reduces the growth of tumors while enhancing immune function and preventing precancerous substances from being turned into carcinogens.
7. Women who suffer from fibrocystic breast disease can often find relief with vitamin E supplementation
8. Vitamin E can be beneficial to people with diabetes. It enhances the action of insulin and improves blood glucose metabolism by reducing oxidative stress.
9. Vitamin E applied to cuts may very well increase the healing rate because it minimizes oxidation reactions in the wound and also keeps the wound moist.
10. Many women report that vitamin E helps reduce hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.
However, the vitamin may indeed delay or prevent some diseases or a loss of function related to aging.