Vitamin E - Alpha Tocopherol
Vitamin E is an antioxidant important in protecting body tissue from damage caused by unstable substances called free radicals, which are produced by cigarette smoke, sunlight, pollution and chemical reactions in the body. Vitamin E is also important in the formation of red blood cells, keeping the immune system healthy and helps the body to use vitamin K.
What might a low result mean?
Low levels of vitamin E are associated with digestive system problems where nutrients are poorly absorbed from the digestive tract. These problems include pancreatic disease, gallbladder disease, liver disease, and coeliac disease.
What might a high result mean?
Elevated vitamin E from over-supplementation may increase risk of bleeding.
How might I improve my result?
Low vitamin E levels can be improved by incorporating more foods rich in vitamin E into your diet. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin found in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, whole grains and green leafy vegetables.