Daily OTC Pearl: Vitamin E

Vitamin E helps with vision, reproduction, and health of the blood, brain, and skin.

OTC/Lifestyle Pearl of the Day: Vitamin E

Indication: Vitamin E is a nutrient that's important to vision, reproduction, and the health of your blood, brain, and skin.

Insight:

  • Vitamin E also has antioxidant properties.
  • Foods rich in vitamin E include canola oil, olive oil, margarine, almonds, and peanuts.
  • You can also get vitamin E from meats, dairy, leafy greens, and fortified cereals.
  • Vitamin E is also available as an oral supplement in capsules or drops.
  • Vitamin E deficiency can cause nerve pain (neuropathy).
  • The recommended daily amount of vitamin E for adults is 15 milligrams a day.
  • Most people get enough vitamin E from a balanced diet.
  • Taking higher doses of vitamin E might increase the risk of adverse effects (AEs).
  • Some AEs of vitamin E may be nausea, diarrhea, intestinal cramps, fatigue, weakness, headache, blurred vision, rash, and increased creatine in the urine.

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