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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.