Today’s Vitamin: E

Today’s Hemp Compound will be the nutrient known as Vitamin E. We’ve learned about Vitamin A, and C thus far and I invite you to read those articles to catch up with us.

The reason for this series is to take a look at the other compounds you can find in the Hemp Plant. There is so much more to it than just CBD, and I realized after speaking with a friend of mine that I’m not too knowledgeable on everything that’s in there.

I hope that we can learn more about Vitamins and other compounds together as this series continues, and please let me know if I missed anything in the comments!

Alright, let’s take a look!

Hemp Extract

What is Vitamin E?

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.

Vitamin E

What does Vitamin E do?

Alongside the Anti-Oxidant effects present in Vitamin E, there are several other potent abilities that this nutrient possesses.

With the proper amount, it will boost the immune system. This allows your body to fight off infections, viruses, and any other amount of illness. Vitamin E will improve blood flow and prevent your bloodstream from creating unnecessary clots. In addition to this, it will improve cell signaling.

Vitamin E is also the number one cure for Vitamin E deficiency, go figure. This is a rare deficiency that is linked to genetic disorders. More on that later!

Too much…

Taking too much of Vitamin E can have some detrimental effects as well. Some of the other vitamins on our lists have had only minor side effects when taken in large doses,but this one might cause some more worrisome issues.

Vitamin B2

If you are getting your Vitamin E from food, there is little to worry about. This type won’t cause any adverse effects. It’s the type of Vitamin E that people supplement where the trouble can start.

Using too much Vitamin E can cause any of the following:

  • Stomach Pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Hemmhoraging
  • Blood Coagulation
  • Heart Failure

Using too much can be especially dangerous for those with Diabetes, the possibility of Heart Failure increases dramatically. Now, it is important to mention that just one or two days of using too much Vitamin E won’t cause you undue stress.

These symptoms will only manifest if one continues to use Vitamin E irresponsibly for weeks on end.

Deficiency

Not Enough…

As mentioned before, Vitamin E deficiency only really occurs in people with specific genetic disorders.

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Abetalipoproteinemia
  • Ataxia

These issues can be caused by the body being unable to absorb Vitamin E without Fat as well.

Most people will not experience Vitamin E deficiency in their lifetime since it is extremely rare for healthy people to get. Assuming you did fall into the category of people who are susceptible to it, symptoms might look like this:

  • Nerve Damage
  • Muscle Damage
  • Loss of Feeling in Arms and Legs
  • Loss of Motor Control
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Vision Problems
  • Weakened Immune System

These can be very serious.

If you notice any symptoms that might be similar to these and possess a genetic disorder you should go and see a medical professional immediately!

In Conclusion

Honestly, before this article I knew very little about Vitamin E. It isn’t one of the vitamins that is brought up in normal conversation all that much. I’m very glad I had the opportunity to learn more about it, and I’m very excited to share my findings with you!

I hope you were able to learn something from this article, if you see anything that I missed or should be aware of, please let me know! I love to hear from all of you!

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Thanks again for reading. Remember, you are CALLED to WELLNESS. Accept nothing less!

-Luke Schlag, Calledwellness.com

References and Info Sources:

1. VitaminE, A fact sheet for consumers
2. VitaminE, Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Dosages, and Warnings
3. VitaminE, Uses, Benefits & Side Effects