Vitamin E can play a major role in your body’s health

seeds and nutsA variety of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals keep you feeling your best and provides optimal body function. Vitamin E is one vitamin that’s good for your overall health and is especially mentioned in relation to the skin. This vitamin is an antioxidant, which are substances in the body that fight the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are produced from the environment through pollution, smoking, the foods we eat, chemicals we ingest and the simple process of aging. Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals before they can do damage. Free radicals can wreak havoc on your body, playing a role in various conditions like heart disease and cancer.

You can get vitamin E in lotions and cream for direct contact with the skin. Supplements give you concentrated vitamin E to benefit the entire body. Vitamin E is also found in foods like nuts, seeds, wheat germ and vegetable oils. The best form of vitamin E to get is alpha-tocopherol in its alcohol form and not as acetate. The best source for vitamin E is food. Be careful here, though. Processing foods can cause the loss of vitamin and minerals including vitamin E. Eat foods in their natural form with as little processing as possible for maximum benefit.

Why is vitamin E so important? For one, it is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that it can incorporate itself into the cellular wall. Here it protects body cells from breakdown and thus the breakdown of other body tissues. Getting your daily recommended dose of vitamin E can prevent or help in the treatment of heart disease, asthma, alzheimer’s and parkinson’s disease, cataracts and other eye conditions, different types of cancer, metabolic conditions like diabetes, menstrual cramps, skin conditions.

Vitamin E helps to reduce the signs of aging such as dry skin (psoriasis), wrinkles, age spots and scars. It helps the skin to retain a balanced moisture level that can become unbalanced from the use of cleaning solutions on the skin. With more water and oil in your skin, it appears plump and vibrant like a healthy organ should.

AndeanRose cream with Vitamin E contains precious Rosa Mosqueta from the rosehip seeds of one type of wild rose grown in the Andes of South America. It contains an extremely high percentage of essential fatty acids, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Scars even 20 years old respond well to this cream when other therapies fail, and burned skin heals faster because of its power to regenerate tissue. Andean Rose is especially valuable in treating damaged skin preventing sun damage.

Getting your vitamins from food is always best and the addition of all-natural creams containing Vitamin E can play a major role in the health of your body.

This article was written by Francine, owner of Venus Naturals. She has been working with a master herbalist and an aromatherapist since 1996 to develop natural, effective solutions to reduce and eliminate skin damage. Find out more about stretch marks.