07 Jan 2019
Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin, essential in skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle maintenance; helps skin against ageing, sunburn etc. It’s also an antioxidant and controls gene expression. Deficiency is not caused by low diet but because of issues with fat digestion and absorption. Symptoms are greasy stools, chronic diarrhea. If untreated, can lead to ataxia with Vitamin E deficiency (AVED), peripheral neuropathy, myopathy. It can be treated by doctor prescribed medicines and having vitamin E supplements. Sources of vitamin E are vegetable oils, avocados, spinach, sunflower seeds etc. It is also used by pharmaceutical companies in beauty products.