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Vitamin E

A huge player when it comes to tackling oxidative stress, vitamin E goes under the microscope here.
Sophie Medlin
Head of Nutritional Research
March 15, 2020
2 min read

Major Functions

Antioxidant - Memory - Immunity

In every dose

30mg (equal to 7oz of hazelnuts)

Fighting Talk

Vitamin E is shown to protect from cognitive decline and memory loss, and promote proper function of the central and peripheral nervous system.

What’s in it for my brain?

Antioxidants are essential for brain health as they fight free radicals caused by oxidative stress which can cause cells to age. These are chemical reactions which occur naturally in the body, but everyday environmental stress like pollution, and lifestyle factors like exercise, smoking and drinking all lead to an increase in oxidative stress and increase our requirements for antioxidants

Fringe benefits

Helps maintain healthy skin and eyes

Important for immune function

Plays well with

Taking vitamin E with fish oil (like omega 3) will support its absorption into the blood stream

Clever stuff

Because it’s fat-soluble, any vitamin E that your body doesn’t use immediately is stored for future use.


Evidence

Here’s a handful of relevant scientific studies on vitamin E.

  • Morris, M. C., Evans, D. A., Bienias, J. L., Tangney, C. C., & Wilson, R. S. (2002). Vitamin E and cognitive decline in older persons. Archives of neurology, 59(7), 1125-1132.
  • Gugliandolo, A., Bramanti, P., & Mazzon, E. (2017). Role of vitamin E in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: Evidence from animal models. International journal of molecular sciences, 18(12), 2504.
  • Schrag, M., Mueller, C., Zabel, M., Crofton, A., Kirsch, W. M., Ghribi, O., ... & Perry, G. (2013). Oxidative stress in blood in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment: a meta-analysis. Neurobiology of disease, 59, 100-110.
  • EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA), Turck, D., Bresson, J. L., Burlingame, B., Dean, T., Fairweather‐Tait, S., ... & Naska, A. (2016). Vitamin E and protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage: evaluation of a health claim pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. EFSA Journal, 14(10), e04588.
  • Poon, H. F., Calabrese, V., Scapagnini, G., & Butterfield, D. A. (2004). Free radicals and brain aging. Clinics in geriatric medicine, 20(2), 329-359.
  • Kumar, H., Lim, H. W., More, S. V., Kim, B. W., Koppula, S., Kim, I. S., & Choi, D. K. (2012). The role of free radicals in the aging brain and Parkinson’s disease: convergence and parallelism. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 13(8), 10478-10504.

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This product is not designed to replace a varied and balanced diet. Do not exceed stated dose. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication, please consult your doctor before use. Do not use it if the sachet has been opened. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.