Why Is Vitamin E Important?
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods. Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed along with fats in the diet and are stored in the body’s fatty tissue and the liver. Vitamin E is primarily known for its powerful antioxidant benefits. It helps to protect cell membranes against damage caused by free radicals. This means vitamin E plays a role in strengthening your immune system, preventing clogged arteries, and helping to protect eyesight. It also helps stop oxygen in red blood cells from turning into harmful peroxides, and it protects other vitamins from oxidation in the digestive tract.
Vitamin E is found naturally in plant-based oils, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables, but it can also be taken in supplement form. However, not all vitamin E supplements are created equal. There are eight compounds that make up the vitamin E family; four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. Vitamin E activity is most often attributed to the d-alpha tocopherol form, and indeed, most vitamin E supplements contain only alpha tocopherol. However, research has shown that beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherols also have significant biological activity in the body.
New Roots Herbal’s Vitamin E⁸ contains all eight members of the vitamin E family from GMO-free sources. This natural, comprehensive vitamin E supplement provides all the benefits of vitamin E you would obtain from food and includes the benefits of every form of this vitamin in its natural state.