The chemical composition of vitamin E is tocopherol. The names of all types of vitamin E begin with “d” or “dl”, where “d” is the natural form, and “dl” is the synthetic form, so natural vitamin E is known as d-alpha tocopherol.

Important roles of vitamin E in the body:

  • acts as an antioxidant,
  • protects the skin from the effects of UVA and UVB rays,
  • has a protective effect on other vitamins – vitamin C and group B vitamins,
  • has a positive effect on the reproductive system and strengthens immunity.

Vitamin E deficiency is very rare and occurs mainly in people with chronic liver diseases and low-fat absorption.

Foods rich in vitamin E are nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, egg yolks, and leafy green vegetables.

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