Vitamin E Oil Benefits

Vitamin E is an essential fat soluble antioxidant. It plays a role in preventing damage done to the body by the free radicals we are all exposed to every day, so therefore it acts as a powerful anti aging vitamin in the fight against toxic modern life. 

But what are vitamin E oil benefits other than this? Well this powerful antioxidant plays a role in many other systems of the body also, including the proper functioning of the immune system, the organs, general processes of the brain, and also helps prevent high BP, blocked arteries, and heart disease, making it an essential nutrient for EVERYONE.

vitamin E oil supplements

This is why a good supply of vitamin E is crucial and this cannot be emphasised enough, as vitamin E often gets forgotten about when thinking about which supplements to take and this needs to be taken into consideration if your supply from your diet is low. Here is a list of the highest food sources, you want to be eating at least 2-3 portions of this list daily to cover your needs:-



  1. Almonds
  2. Avocados
  3. Hazelnuts
  4. Pine Nuts
  5. Pecans
  6. Pistachios
  7. Green leafy veggies (preferably raw or very lightly cooked).
  8. Red Peppers
  9. Butternut Squash
  10. Olives and olive oil
  11. Mango
  12. Apricots
  13. Cranberries
  14. Wheatgerm oil
  15. Blackberries/currants
  16. Sunflower seeds and oil

What are Vitamin E Oil Benefits?


moisturised skin

Free radicals are unpaired electrons that steal electrons from your healthy cells, destroying them in the process. The less healthy cells you have, the more susceptible you will become to cancers and heart disease. Vitamin E has certain isomers which have a powerful ability to reduce the free radical damage AND inflammation that are often the precursors to many diseases.

Vitamin E is just one of many anti aging supplements that can help repair damaged cells and delay aging on a cellular level, and adding them into your daily supplementation regime will  make a difference to your health and delay aging. Remember, a lot of antioxidants and other nutrients work well together as a team which is why it’s a good idea to ensure a complete array of them all.



Vitamin E, used both topically and internally, strengthens capillary walls and helps to improve moisture and elasticity; plus it reduces inflammation of the skin, which results in a more youthful glowing complexion.


Skin Protection:-

woman sunbathing on beach

The antioxidant properties in vitamin E can also help neutralise damage caused by sunlight and smoking, and will help greatly to protect the skin against cancer. This type of cancer is very common in those who live in sunny climates, or those who just love the sun and go out in it often without high SPF protection. If you are one of these people then you will need to be extra vigilant with your vitamin E intake.

Another benefit of vitamin E oil is its ability to help with the healing process of acne, eczema, scars and wrinkles to help keep skin looking smooth and flawless. It works its magic best for this particular purpose when taken both in supplementation form and as an oil applied topically to the skin itself.



steam coming out of ears

Vitamin E plays a crucial part in keeping your hormonal system balanced – meaning less PMS and its side effects to deal with, such as bloating, IBS, irritability, and anxiety and depression to name just a few.

Hormonal balance is also crucial in keeping weight under control, which in itself  affects hormones and can bring upon you a whole new host of diseases. Vitamin E can play a role in breaking this vicious circle when taken in the higher doses of temporary supplementation rather than just through food alone.



blue eye

Along with that carrot a day, you also need adequate levels of Vitamin E to keep your eyes healthy; but this needs to be consumed along with a diet that also contains vitamin A, Zinc, and Beta Carotene (which is where those carrots come in). All of these nutrients work together to keep your precious peepers in good health, and also decrease the risks of macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness.



High doses of vitamin E and A can also help improve your healing time and vision after laser eye surgery. Good doses of both of these in the weeks leading up to, and after surgery, will go a long way in helping with the healing process as quickly as possible.



pink hair

The antioxidant abilities of vitamin E can help decrease the damage done to hair by environmental factors, and will also keep the scalp moist. preventing it from becoming flaky and dry. This result is seen best when taking vitamin E in supplementation AND from applying the oil directly to the scalp and hair (only a few drops is needed).



missing pieces of a jigsaw

The anti inflammatory effects of vitamin E can contribute to the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, and may also slow down the progression of those already afflicted with moderately severe alzheimer’s and other similar diseases. Please not that the spice turmeric can also play a role in the prevention and treatment of this disease. Find out more here.


Vitamin E is a great supplement for the elderly:-

Vitamin E, when taken alongside vitamin C, may also lesson your risks of developing several other forms of dementia – making these BOTH crucial nutrients as we age (and even way before old age as a preventative measure would work even better!).



running over a bridge

As Vitamin E increases your energy by promoting good blood circulation, supplementation can improve your endurance while exercising. It’s antioxidant properties will also reduce the oxidative stress on your muscles – meaning quicker repairing and healing time after a workout.

Physical exercise is a crucial addition to anti aging and the prevention of so many diseases in itself, along with a healthy diet and other lifestyle changes.



pregnant woman and child

Vitamin E is one of those many nutrients that is vital during pregnancy for the development of a baby’s growing brain. It is also vital for development in small babies and children as it helps to keep inflammation under control.

In the very early stages of life, vitamin E is needed for the developing brain. It is recommended by experts that pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and kids up to 24 months old take some form of natural food derived supplementation. This is to ensure the growing brain has all the nutrients it needs at this very crucial stage of development



As you can see, Vitamin E really is a VITAL part of a healthy diet, and if you’re not eating good amounts of the above vitamin E rich foods daily then you may need to consider supplementation. Do not supplement long term unless advised to by a health care practitioner or doctor.

ALWAYS buy good quality Vitamin E supplements such as  SOLGAR VITAMIN E CAPSULES, or from other trusted and reputable brands. Bad quality supplements may be bulked out with fillers and other chemicals, or may be in a synthetic form which renders their bio-availability in the body questionable.

If you have any questions or comments about vitamin E supplements please feel free to post in the comments thread below. I would love to hear from you and am always happy to answer any questions.



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Stefanie Taylor

I have studied all things nutrition for many years and it is where my absolute passion lies. I and have recently transformed my life, health, and fitness with the plant based diet, and have been truly astounded by the new level of zest and vitality I feel because of it. I am here to share this with you, and to maybe help you on your own journey to this awesome state of being. Let's make the world a healthier, happier place together :-)


hong · 06/10/2017 at 3:21 am

Great post full of wonderful information. What surprised me the most is that vitamin E can benefit the vision. I guess you learn new things everyday. I personally use vitamin E oil on my skin and my hair. I also use it to help prolong the shelf life of many of my homemade products. It is a wonderful oil.

    Stefanie Taylor · 06/10/2017 at 10:57 am

    Hi there and thanks for reading, I’m glad you found the information useful. Yes, Vitamin E is amazing, I take it every day now I know it has all these benefits. Especially the anti aging and antioxidant values it has. What’s not to like!

    It’s interesting to hear about it prolonging the shelf life of your homemade products, maybe this is the reason why it helps prolong our lives as well. Just a thought.

Judy Edwards · 06/10/2017 at 5:22 am

This is a really refreshing site seeing the slices of lemon at the top was a great stimulant making me want to read through the rest. You have provided some very valuable information and you have presented it in a concise and clear format. I can see I will have to begin taking more vitamin E. Do you think we get sufficient from the foods you have listed or should we also take it in capsule form?
I had no idea it had so many benefits so thank you for this information.

    Stefanie Taylor · 06/10/2017 at 11:14 am

    Hi Judy, thanks for reading and I am glad you found my post interesting. In regards to your question, I think it is always good to supplements as well as eat the foods as many times these days the food we eats nutrients are often damaged by storage and processing. If we were to pick something and eat it instantly like nature intended then we would get a lot more out of it.

    Also, supplementation of certain nutrients as we get older is much more important as the body becomes less efficient at extracting, absorbing and utilising nutrients. And as Vitamin E has such powerful ant aging benefits, especially for the brain and helping stave of dementia and alzheimers it is definitely worth taking a good quality supplement. I have got my mum and dad on them as they are at that age where I know they need to do everything they can to stay healthy.

    I also highly recommend turmeric supplements along with the vitamin E as again they help stave off many diseases and illnesses. If you go to my website blog roll you will find a post about turmeric that you may find helpful. I have done my best to thoroughly research everything for the the latest information and research. Hope this helps, and please let me know or leave a comment if you have any more questions as I love to help. Thanks

RN Didi · 06/10/2017 at 3:09 pm

Hi Stephanie,

I have hormonal imbalances, I didn’t know vitamin E could help with that. I’ll make sure to incorporate vitamin E in my skin regimen.

I eat fairly healthy, but would you recommend adding a vitamin E supplement? If so which one? There are so many out there, in different forms. Some are in pill form, others liquid? Does it matter when it comes to the absorption?

Great and informative post!

    Stefanie Taylor · 06/10/2017 at 4:53 pm

    Hi there and thanks for reading and enjoying my article. Yes, vitamin E is amazing and I too suffered with hormonal imbalances which is one of the reasons I started studying nutrition. I am in a much better place now due to completely overhauling my diet and doing weight bearing exercise (this alone made such a difference as weight bearing exercise like gym work, circuit training, power walking  release good feeling hormones and regulate the whole hormonal system). I also mostly eat a plant based diet so I’m not getting excess animal hormones in my system which can mess things up as well.

    As for the Vitamin E supplements, I would say if you have a specific problem then yes you will need more than the average person, so I would probably eat a good amount if Vitamin E rich foods like those on the list and take a supplement as well for a while to see how this works.   I think the best supplements will be the ones from trusted, natural and organic brands such as Solgar, (which are the ones I sell on my site), Nature’s Plus, Natures Own, Higher Nature. Though I am not sure if they all sell vitamin E. Also, I have recently read new research that says when it comes to Vitamin E supplements it is crucial that you take them with or just after a meal that contains some fat as Vit E needs fat and other nutrients from food for absorption.

    Hope this helps and please let me know if you would like any more help.

Sajeeth Ahamed · 29/10/2017 at 6:22 pm

This is a great post and everyone should know about it Vitamin E oil Benefits. I have to appreciate you not only for the content but also your way of presenting your content which engaging and interesting. All the very best for your success.

    Stefanie Taylor · 30/10/2017 at 11:31 am

    Hi Sajeeth, thanks for your comment, I really appreciate what you say, and yes Vitamin E oil is a fantastic antioxidant that everybody needs, so make sure you go along and buy some, or at the least make sure you are incorporating it as much as possible into your diet through your food.

Penelope · 04/11/2017 at 1:00 pm

It’s amazing to me how the same vitamin can show up in so many different presentations of food. I knew avocados were vitamin E rich and so I just try to eat them all the time. curious about why you recommend that specific supplement for vitamin e? I know there are a lot out there and was wondering what makes that one better. thanks for the info!

    Stefanie Taylor · 04/11/2017 at 3:37 pm

    Hi Penelope yes vitamin E is very important for health so you definitely have to make sure you’re eating it every day. I picked that specific vitamin E (providing the link hasn’t been changed like can happen with Amazon onelink) because it has to be taken along with other nutrients/fats and it is naturally sourced and not synthetic like so many supplements are. This makes it’s bioavailability and absorption higher.

    It is also important to know (as it may not indicate on the packaging) that vitamin E only really works when taken with it after foods, due to the fact it needs other nutrients for absorption. Hope this helps.

sarah · 05/02/2018 at 11:29 pm

Great post as always, Vitamin E oil has a lot of health benefits, it is good for skin and hair as well and can be used during pregnancy. I love the way you have explained about it in such an easy and understandable way. This article is a “MUST READ” for every one. Great job once again.

    Stefanie Taylor · 06/02/2018 at 10:23 am

    Thanks Sarah, yes I eat vitamin E rich foods every day, especially now I am a vegan as I believe it is even more important to make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need then. It is a powerful antioxidant and works well alongside other antioxidants such as vitamin C and selenium.

Matts Mom · 28/11/2018 at 5:07 pm

I just bought some vitamin e oil in the oil form. I take steroids for a medical condition. They cause me to have super thin skin and my little dogs can just barely run there claws on my arm causing immediate bleeding under the skin which is so ugly. I did some research, and decided that this was my best route. I can tell you that the healing process is accelerated quite a bit. They used to take 2 to 3 weeks to go away, and now with regular use they are gone in a week. The bottle I bought is tiny, and I am about ready for some more. Is there any brand that might be better than another?

    Stefanie Taylor · 28/11/2018 at 6:01 pm

    Wow, that’s interesting that you have seen first hand how beneficial vitamin E oil is for skin repair! My advice would be to also be sure you are eating lots of those lovely vitamin E rich foods from the list in the post, as getting it in its organic form straight from the food source would also be a good idea and an extra reassurance.

    I think when it comes to which brand to buy I would always say go for all natural brands that DON’T use artificial fillers or preservatives, and preferably organic. Brands I love are Solgar, Nature’s Plus, G&G, Viridian, and Lambert’s. I am not sure if all of these are available in the US, but most of them probably are.

JB · 29/11/2018 at 3:52 am

You know, I’ve read some information in the past about Vitamin E, but it never laid out the information to compel me to take additional, this is great. As I get older and push my body a little more physically, I know the endurance would be a great benefit of adding more to my diet. I do take a regular vitamin, but I just looked and it’s Vitamin E is fairly low. Thank for the post, I always love your articles.

    Stefanie Taylor · 29/11/2018 at 9:45 am

    Hi Brian, yes vitamin E is even more vital as we age as our bodies become less able to absorb nutrients like it can when we are younger. And, if you do lots of physical exercise then you will probably need a bit more than the average person.

    Often vitamin E is lacking in a multivitamin, as are a lot of other nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, omega 3 and vitamin C. These nutrients are bulky and don’t usually come in high doses in minute amounts such as a multivitamin pill. There’s just not enough space!

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