Vitamin E, like Vitamin C, is a nutrient found in many foods such as vegetable oils, cereals, meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, and vegetables. It has great Anti-oxidant properties much like Vitamin C.
An Anti-Oxidant is something that protects the cells in your body from compounds called Free Radicals. Free Radicals can cause damage to the cells in your body.
Free Radicals are created when your body converts food into energy. They are pretty much unavoidable. You are also exposed to them whenever you encounter cigarette smoke, air pollution, and sunlight. Yes sunlight.
Still, when using the proper amount, your body is pretty effective at warding these off.
Vitamin E is also available in supplement form, adults would normally take about 15mg daily. It’s important to pay attention to the supplement facts as well to avoid using too much or too little.