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Benefit: Vitamin E is essential for normal reproductory functions, fertility and physical vigor. It prevents unsaturated fatty acids, sex hormones and fat soluble vitamins from being destroyed in the body by oxygen. It dilutes blood vessels and improves circulation. It is essential for the prevention of heart diseases, asthma, arthritis, and many other conditions.
What happens if you body is Deficient with Vitamin E: Its deficiency can lead to sterility in men and repeated abortions in women, degenerative developments in the coronary system, strokes and heart disease.
Source for Vitamin E: It is available in:
* wheat or cereals germ,
* whole grain products,
* green leafy vegetables,
* all whole, raw or sprouted seeds and nuts.
Recommendation (if you take vitamin E tables or supplements): The official estimated requirement of this vitamin is 15 international units. Expert nutritionists estimate the actual requirement at 100 to 200 I.U. a day. The therapeutic doses are from 200 to 2400 I.U. daily. It is beneficial in the treatment of various forms of paralysis, diseases of the muscles, arteriosclerosis heart disease by diluting blood vessels. It prevents formation of scars in burns and post-operation healing. It protects against many environmental poisons in air, water and food. It also has a dramatic effect on the reproductive organs and prevents miscarriage, increases male and female fertility and helps to restore male potency.
Note: International Units (IU) is dependent on the potency of the substance, and each substance would have a different IU to milligram conversion. For example, 1000 IU of Vitamin C would have a different weight than 1000 IU of Vitamin A.
Most vitamins you buy from local pharmacy have IU defined on the label. However, your best bet would be to contact your pharmacist. They have good information anyone could ever want about drugs and vitamins.
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