Natural Vitamin E 500 IU provides nutritional support for the heart, arteries and capillaries and helps maintain circulation to the peripheral areas of the body such as the legs, hands and feet. As a potent antioxidant, it aids the maintenance of normal healthy cholesterol levels by helping to inhibit the harmful oxidation of LDL-cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol).
Over the long-term, having higher serum levels of Vitamin E may help maintain Cardiovascular Health. Vitamin E also supports immune system health, and may be particularly beneficial for older people. Vitamin E is one of the most important antioxidants, helping maintain the health of the heart, blood vessels and immune system.
Antioxidants help protect our cell membranes from the potentially harmful effects of free radicals and oxidative stress, which can occur as a consequence of normal metabolic function or because of exposure to environmental and lifestyle pollutants (such as cigarette smoke, ozone, car exhaust fumes, some types of fatty foods, and even the physical effects of exercise and stress).
As a major antioxidant, Vitamin E scavenges or quenches free radicals, neutralising their volatile activity and helping to protect cell membranes from the damage they can cause. Vitamin E is part of a network of nutritional antioxidants that also includes Vitamin C and Selenium and is often taken with these nutrients.
Blood Vessel and Heart Health:
Many population studies have suggested that over the long term, having higher serum levels of Vitamin E (in the form of alpha-Tocopherol) may help support the maintenance of healthy heart function and peripheral circulation. Vitamin E works to support the cardiovascular system in several different ways. For example, it helps reduce free radical damage (oxidation) to LDL-cholesterol (sometimes referred to as ‘bad’ cholesterol). This is particularly valuable for heart and blood vessel health because once they’re oxidised, LDLcholesterol molecules may have an increased tendency to stick to the walls of your arteries. And as you know, it’s important to keep your arteries healthy and flexible to allow blood to flow through them easily.
Vitamin E also performs several other helpful roles in the cardiovascular system, including:
In addition to its actions in the cardiovascular system, Vitamin E may also help maintain immune defences and in this regard, may be especially beneficial for older people.
An important note about Vitamin E Supplements:
If you decide to take a Vitamin E supplement to safeguard your intake of this vital nutrient, it’s important that you choose a supplement that contains naturally-sourced Vitamin E, which will be labelled as d-apha-Tocopherol. At Australian NaturalCare, d-apha-Tocophero is the only form of
Vitamin E that we use in our supplements because it is twice as biologically active as the synthetic form, which will be labelled dl-alpha-Tocopherol.
You can read more about Vitamin E on our lifestyle blog.
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