How to Tell If You or Your Children are Lacking in This One Important Vitamin

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Take a look at typical symptoms of vitamin E deficiency:

Vitamin E Deficiency in Adults:

  • Slow tissue healing
  • Muscular weakness
  • Anemia
  • Very dry hair or even hair loss
  • Infertility problems
  • Age spots
  • Fragile red blood cells
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Cataracts
  • Neurological damage
  • Liver, bone marrow, or brain abnormalities
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Leg cramps

Vitamin E Deficiency in Children:

  • Slow growth
  • Liver disease
  • Speech disorders
  • Severe lack of coordination
  • Dropping eyelids ( Ptosis)
  • Loss of position and vibration sensors
  • Paralysis of muscles that control eye movement
  • Muscle weakness

Vitamin E Deficiency in Infants:

  • Eye diseases such as retrolental fibroplasia
  • Delayed growth
  • Weight loss
  • Poor appetite
  • Developmental problems including both physical and mental

Vitamin E helps slow the aging process, is a natural diuretic, and maintains the overall suppleness of the skin. It reduces scarring from wounds, lowers the risk of cataracts and cardiovascular disease while protecting us from cancer. Eating a healthy diet (find out modern day diet mistakes) is the best way to ensure that you get sufficient amounts of vitamin E, but if you are in doubt, or if you are pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, take a high quality supplement.

Sources:

Globalhealingcenter.com

Whfoods.com

Oregonstate.edu

Health.howstuffworks.com

Smithsonianmag.com

Health.howstuffworks.com

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