Vitamin E

Quick facts

A fat-soluble vitamin that can get stored in the liver (no need to supply it daily as the organism can take it from the magazine – liver)

Regulates reproductive processes and plays a vital role in nitrogen transformation 

Other properties: antioxidant, helps to fight free radicals 

Deficiency of vitamin E may lead to loss of muscle mass, neurological problems, liver and kidney malfunctioning, cardiac arrhythmia, difficulties maintaining balance when walking. At risk are people with poor diet, metabolic syndrome and fat malabsorption. 

Vitamin E deficiency is very rare. It mostly affects infants, especially those born prematurely and adults with fat malabsorption, some genetic anomalies, and liver disease.

Sources of vitamin E: green leafy vegetables, olives, nuts, seeds, avocado 

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