Effects of Vitamin E more diverse than thought

At the University of Innsbruck, a pharmacy team has been inquiring about normal items for their anti-inflammatory impacts for quite a while. The investigations will be done together with a worldwide consortium with the cooperation of scientists from Germany, France, and Italy. In these investigations, information rose that indicated vitamin E and related structures as an on-screen character in the inflammatory procedure.

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Why vitamin E effect is often a matter of luck until now

Vitamin E’s positive effects often fail to manifest themselves as strongly as expected, but sometimes administering vitamin E actually has detrimental effects. An international team has now found a possible cause for this. It has shown that the effect of vitamin E, which is taken as a tablet or capsule, is not based on the vitamin itself, but rather on the effect of a metabolite. This socalled alpha-carboxychromanol has e. g. a promising anti-inflammatory effect.

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Vitamin E: Sources, Benefits & Risks

Vitamin E is a vital nutrient for good health, and it’s found in a wide variety of foods and supplements. The best way to consume this vitamin is through a healthy diet. Deficiency is rare, and overdosing by using supplements is a concern. Those who have certain health conditions or take certain medicines should be cautious with supplements.

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Fat-Soluble Vitamins Can Play Role in Managing Osteoarthritis

As researchers continue to look for factors that may influence the development of osteoarthritis (OA), a recent review published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology examined the role of fat-soluble vitamins in managing this condition. The research team looked at the 4 fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and gathered all available information about their potential impact on OA’s pathology.

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Moderation is the key when it comes to vitamin E

For thousands of years discovering the secrets to a long life has been a primary goal for most of humanity. But sometimes figuring out if something is a help or a hindrance to longer life is complicated. Such is the case with vitamin E.

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Handful Of Walnuts Daily Cuts Risk Of Asthma

Gamma-tocopherol is a major form of vitamin E, which is abundant in nuts like walnuts and pecans and in the legume peanut, as well as seed oils such as corn, soybean and sesame. This type has drawn little attention compared with alpha-tocopherol, the form most commonly found in vitamin E supplements.

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What Happens When You Have a Vitamin E Deficiency

In the 1970s, researchers attempted to discover the symptoms of a vitamin E deficiency by providing subjects (read: graduate students) with a diet completely devoid of vitamin E.  After a year on this diet, the subjects showed no signs of deficiency.  The researchers concluded that vitamin E was vitamin in search of a deficiency syndrome (such as C and scurvy or D and rickets).  Later, researchers found that many nutrient deficiencies do not show up as a classical deficiency syndrome, but rather surface years later as heart disease, cancer, or some other catastrophic disease.

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Annatto: Delivering Tocotrienols from Amazonia

Today, annatto is known to be one of the superior sources of tocotrienols, whose researched health benefits mirror some of those passed down from ancient traditions. Unique among the plant kingdom, annatto produces only tocotrienols, whereas all other known sources of this vitamin E nutrient, such as palm and rice, deliver mixtures of tocopherols and tocotrienols, typically containing anywhere from 25-50% alpha-tocopherol. This is one ancient secret steeped into an Amazonian past.

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Her son’s eczema inspired her to create an anti-inflammatory moisturising cream

Welcoming your first child is a time of great joy, but also a time of great anxiety. Worries about whether you’re feeding him right, carrying her correctly, bathing him properly and interpreting her heart-rending cries accurately, are common emotional companions for first-time parents. So, it’s hard enough coping with a healthy baby, but what if he or she also has a health problem?

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Department of Bioprocess Technology professor Dr Lai Oi Ming had her first, and only, child in 2013. But her joy in welcoming her firstborn was marred by his unexpected skin condition.

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