Vitamin E Oil Benefits

Vitamin E is an essential fat soluble antioxidant that plays a role in preventing damage done to the body by free radicals, therefore it acts as a powerful anti aging vitamin. 

Vitamin E oil benefits many other systems of the body also, including the proper functioning of the immune system, organs, and general processes of the brain. AND it can also helps prevent high BP, blocked arteries and heart disease, making it an essential nutrient for everybody.

A good supply of vitamin E is crucial for many reasons, including:-

1. FIGHTS FREE RADICALS AND SLOWS DOWN AGING

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

Vitamin E is just one of many anti aging supplements that can help repair damaged cells and delay aging: you may also want to check out this list of  Top 10 Anti Aging supplements and add a few more into your daily supplementation.

 

2. SKIN REPAIR

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

 

Skin Protection

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.

Another benefit of Vitamin E oil is its ability to help with the healing process of acne, eczema, scars and wrinkles, keeping skin looking smooth and flawless. Again, it works its magic best when taken both in supplementation form, AND as an oil applied topically.

 

3. HORMONE BALANCER

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, anxiety, and depression to name just a few.

Hormonal balance is also crucial in keeping weight under control, which in itself  affects hormones and brings upon us a whole new host of diseases and illnesses. Vitamin E can play a role in breaking this vicious circle.

 

4. BETTER VISION

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 these nutrients work together to keep eyes in good health, and decrease the risks of macular degeneration (a common cause of blindness).

To learn more about eating a diet full of phytonutrients and antioxidants, please check out this beginner’s guide to plant based eating.

 

Surgery:

High doses of Vitamin E and A can also help improve your healing time and vision after laser eye surgery. So 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.

 

5. HAIR THICKENER

pink hair

The antioxidant abilities of Vitamin E can help decrease the damage done to hair by environmental factors: it keeps the scalp moist, which prevents it becoming flaky and dry. This effect can be seen by taking Vitamin E supplements AND from applying the oil directly to the scalp and hair (only a few drops is needed).

 

Coconut Oil:

Another great, cheap, and easy way to thicken and strengthen hair is by using that all round must have for all things health and beauty – coconut oil. I literally use it for everything: it is a great in depth conditioner for hair; moisturises skin wonderfully; whitens teeth; is great for cooking and frying, and makes excellent homemade chocolate. 

 

6. IMPROVING ALZHEIMER’S

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.

 

Vitamin E is a great supplement for the elderly:

Vitamin E when taken alongside vitamin C, may also lesson risks of developing several other forms of dementia – making these both crucial nutrients for the elderly (and even way before old age as a preventative measure).

 

7. BETTER PHYSICAL ENDURANCE

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 and illnesses, and it cannot be stressed enough the importance of incorporating some form of physical exercise into your daily life.

 

8. GOOD FOR PREGNANCY AND GROWING CHILDREN

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 crucial stage of its development. 

 

VITAMIN E OIL BENEFITS:

TOP 16 HIGHEST FOOD SOURCES OF VITAMIN E

All of these foods are high in vitamin E and are easy to incorporate into your every day diet:

  • Almonds
  • Avocados
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pecans
  • Pistachios
  • Green leafy veggies (preferably raw or very lightly cooked).
  • Red Peppers
  • Butternut Squash
  • Olives and olive oil
  • Mango
  • Apricots
  • Cranberries
  • Wheatgerm oil
  • Blackberries/currants
  • Sunflower seeds and oil

 

TO CONCLUDE:

As you can see Vitamin E really is a VITAL part of a healthy diet, and if you’re not eating good amounts of these vitamin E rich foods daily then you may need to consider supplementation. Just be sure to buy good quality from a trusted brand.

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 chemical nasties, or may be in a synthetic form.

 

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 nutrition for many years, and have since discovered that a plant based diet has been the most beneficial to my health and body. I have more energy and zest for life than I have ever had and this website is dedicated to helping others who wish to know more, and start out on this lifestyle.

12 Comments

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.

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