Hello all, this is the final post of my four part vitamin series so lets get into it!
This works as an antioxidant to protect your body from free radical damage. It also plays a role in muscle growth as well as improving neurological function and helps prevent the oxidation of some fatty acids.
Daily amount: 15 mg
Sources: vegetable oils, seeds, and nuts are the best sources for them. You can also find them and fortified cereals and leafy greens.
Deficiency: deficiency in this is pretty rare there hasn’t been any significant symptoms to be found the people that are deficient in it. Ones that are more likely to develop a deficiency are premature babies which is very important for their development. Other individuals that are likely to be affected by a deficiency are people with cystic fibrosis or Crohn’s disease as they have malabsorption disorders for fat. Because of this, vitamin E may just pass through them.
This is very important for blood clotting and preventing excessive blood loss. Without it your blood simply cannot clot the way it needs to.
Sources: the best way to get it is by eating it you can find it in leafy greens, broccoli, cabbage, fish, liver, eggs, and some cereals.
Daily amount: 90 mcg
Deficiency: it’s also rare to be deficient in this although people are more likely to experience bruising and bleeding if they are. You may have to limit your food sources that include a lot of vitamin K if you’re on blood thinners though.
Soon enough I will tackle mineral but for now have a lovely day!