Vitamin E (tocopherol) is a popular antioxidant, which has unique properties and some features of the application. If it is consumed excessively, you may encounter various side effects, which is why taking tocopherol requires adherence to certain rules.
Vitamin E is, first and foremost, the strongest substance that protects the health of cells, inhibiting the development and energy of aggressive forms of oxygen and peroxide compounds in the body. It follows that it has a positive effect on the skin, hair and nails. In addition, vitamin E is an excellent helper in the prevention of cancer. Also tocopherol helps protect mucous membranes from various types of radiation.
Vitamin E should be used for people suffering from various forms of dermatosis, psoriasis, seborrhea, ulcers and lichen. It has a beneficial effect on the walls of the blood vessels, which contributes to the good nutrition of the epidermal cells, accelerating the regenerative processes and facilitating the treatment of many diseases.
The use of tocopherol is indicated for massive diseases of acute respiratory viral infections and acute respiratory infections. It supports immunity, and therefore increases the body's resistance to various infections.
Vitamin E is very useful in various forms of hypovitaminosis, rheumatism, myopathy, malnutrition, the threat of spontaneous abortion, complications during the extinction of the sexual glands in women, cirrhosis, jaundice, etc. In addition, vitamin E is recommended for women when planning pregnancy, carrying a baby and feeding.
Tocopherol, as a rule, is produced in the form of lozenges (drug "Evitol"), differing in a pleasant sweetish taste, which makes them an excellent option for children. Gelatin capsules are another form in which vitamin can be presented.
For therapeutic purposes, a vitamin solution is also used. This tool is introduced into the muscle or used inside. This is especially true in cases where the patient is not able to swallow the capsule and the troche.
Vitamin E: how to take?
Apply vitamin E is necessary, depending on body weight - 0.2-0.3 mg per kg. The average rate for an adult is about 10-12 mg per day. During pregnancy and planning it is necessary to increase this amount to 14 mg per day.
Each Evitol lozenge contains about 5 mg of vitamin E. If you take into account the fact that partially the substance is not absorbed, you should use 2-3 lozenges daily - 1 pc. before breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Tocopherol has a direct effect on the proper metabolism of fatty acids in the body. And therefore, if you often consume fatty fish, meat and oils, increase the daily dose of vitamin E by 1-2 lozenges.
Do not forget that vitamin E is included in the composition and various products of plant origin. Therefore, if you do not want to face a lack of tocopherol in the body, include in your diet as much as possible berries, fruits, vegetables, nuts, greens.
Vitamin E intake: contraindications and side effects
Contraindications to the intake of vitamin E are practically not revealed, but only if used correctly, based on the recommendations set out by the instructions. Rarely, there may be a congenital allergic reaction to this drug. With the introduction of vitamin E directly into the muscle at the injection site, edema may appear and, as a result, tissue consolidation. It passes quickly, so do not worry.
Taking vitamin E in more than recommended amounts leads to nausea, fatigue, vision problems, migraines and dizziness, increased kidney problems and infectious diseases in the newborn. Remember that all this will take place only with the serious abuse of tocopherol.
Separate elements that are rich in food or artificial complexes, contribute to the fact that the effect of the vitamin is enhanced. For example, vitamins A and D are perfectly combined with tocopherol. Therefore, these 2 elements are part of many multivitamin complexes. Vitamin E has not only "allies", but also antagonists. For example, an excess of iron in the body greatly increases the need for tocopherol. And in combination with anticoagulants, vitamin E can cause bleeding.
The main rule of vitamin E is moderation. When taking the drug in any medical forms, do not forget that its active ingredient is also in food products that are included in your diet. To avoid an overdose, it is optimal to select the required dose of vitamin E with your doctor.