Vitamin E has been used in skincare for decades, but why? With all the vitamins out there, vitamin E has continually been sought out for its anti-aging properties. Below are some of the benefits and potential risks of vitamin E.
Benefits of vitamin E:
Vitamin E has many benefits for the skin and the body. It prevents wrinkles, moisturizes skin, decreases inflammation and addresses a variety of other issues such as acne, which is a common concern of many. It speeds up wound healing and diminishes the appearance of scars i.e. acne scars, stretch marks, etc.... Additionally, it reduces itchy skin and eczema which is becoming more common in society today. This vitamin's antioxidant properties slow down processes that can damage cells, thus ridding the body of free radicals (Unstable atoms that can damage cells). Vitamin E also helps to improve vision, reproduction, and enhance blood, brain and skin health. It also prevents nerve pain, (Neuropathy) which is another prevalent problem that people deal with.
Potential Risks of Vitamin E:
Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin along with vitamins A, D and K. This means your body stores it in fat cells, thus increasing your potential for toxicity. However, this is usually only a risk if you take large amounts orally. As for topical applications, they are generally safe and are difficult to get too much unless you are coating your entire body in it everyday. Pure vitamin E is super sticky, which in turn would make topical applications of it difficult as well as uncomfortable, so there isn't much reason as to why anyone would want to do that anyway. Although it is uncommon, some people may have allergic reactions. Overdosing on vitamin E may cause nausea, diarrhea, cramps, headaches, weakness, blurred vision, rashes, increased creatine in the urine, and gonadal dysfunction.
Which vitamin E is best?
Despite its viscous nature, pure vitamin E is best. For starters, it's in its purest form, which ensures maximum absorption potential and efficacy. Therefore, a little bit goes a long way. Many vitamin E oils sold in your local grocery store are diluted with other oils. When manufacturers do this, it is hard to know how much of the oil you are purchasing is actually vitamin E.
Vitamin E has many wonderful benefits for your body, brain and skin. In the case of this vitamin, if a little is good, a lot must be better, right?.....Wrong. Like most things that are great for your body, it has a turning point where you can have too much, negating all of its wonderful benefits in turn. The maximum recommended daily dose is 15 milligrams if taking orally. If you are applying it topically, you may want to discontinue supplementing it orally if taking it. Most topical applications are already diluted, thus decreasing the potency and reducing the risk of using too much. When applying topically, be sure to only cover the areas of concern i.e wounds, scars, wrinkles, etc... Having skincare which contains pure vitamin E in its formulation is best. This way you know you will be getting all the benefits vitamin E without having to worry about any of its risks. Natana Naturals only uses pure vitamin E in its products which work in conjunction with several other anti-aging ingredients to ensure maximum efficiency and results upon your skin. These products can be purchased at www.NatanaNaturals.com. What's your experience with vitamin E? We'd love to hear your opinions, concerns, questions, etc...
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