Due to its long hydrocarbon chain, tocopherols of the vitamin E family are able to dissolve in fat. This means that it can remain in your system longer than water soluble vitamins can. It’s ring structure gives it antioxidative properties, so that it can help to neutralize free radicals in the cell. Like other vitamins, it is required for the proper function of many organs and systems in the body.
Functions of Vitamin E
Vitamin E has many functions in the body, namely in structural integrity and growth of the cell. It is necessary in the reactions that maintain skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle. It also assists in the formation of red blood cells, and allows the body to utilize vitamin K in other reactions.
Because it is a fat soluble vitamin, it is able to help prevent oxidative damage of the fats that make up cell membranes. By the same reasoning, it can also prevent oxidative damage of LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol. Oxidized LDL is more prone to collecting on the inner walls of arteries and blood vessels.
Vitamin E and OptiHealth Products
Vitamin E has been used to treat or prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s disease, pregnancy complications, skin disease and aging, and nerve and muscle disorders. Because we value it’s wide range of applications, OptiHealth Products OPCXtra and XtraVite provides you with the vitamin E you need to stay in optimal health! Learn more about OPCXtra and XtraVite by clicking here…