Vitamin E protects the cells

Why is vitamin E so important?

Vitamin E belongs to the group of fat-soluble vitamins, which means that it is processed by the body only in combination with fat. Above all, vitamin E is good for skin, hair and the mucous membranes. But it is also involved in building the muscles, the connective tissue and the blood vessels. The body requires vitamin E to develop an intact immune system. Vitamin E protects cell walls against aggressive oxygen compounds by catching and neutralising so-called free radicals.

Good sources of vitamin E

Vegetable crop products that are also rich in fat are mostly good sources of vitamin E. Wheat germ, safflower and sunflower oils, almonds and nuts are among the best sources of vitamin E. Wholemeal products also contain small amounts of vitamin E.

Deficiency symptoms

Dry, wrinkly skin is normally the first sign of a vitamin E deficiency, and at the same time you feel tired and tetchy. The metabolism of the muscles does not fully work, and the formation of red blood cells might also be reduced.