Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is mainly found in nuts, seeds, vegetable oils and, to a lesser extent, in green leafy vegetables. It is important to highlight that pistachios and peanuts.

Origin

The vitamin E family comprises four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. The most biologically active form is α-tocopherol, the most abundant form found in food is γ-tocopherol.

Used part

Vitamin E plays an essential role in protecting the membrane of all of the body’s cells. It is an antioxidant, which means it contributes to the neutralisation of free radicals in the body. Vitamin E also has anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet and vasodilatory properties. These effects, that are not related to its antioxidant activity, also play a cardioprotective role.

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