Vitamin E helps protect the body’s cells and therefore performs many important functions. It is often used in cosmetics such as skin creams and hair treatments and helps promote hair growth and reduce hair loss. It is therefore a key ingredient of Frummi.
GOOD TO KNOW
The name Vitamin E refers to a combination of various fat-soluble substances that have either an antioxidant or non-antioxidant effect. This vitamin group can also be seen as a tocopherol group in which alpha-tocopherol is the most common vitamin. (The term tocopherol comes from ancient Greek and combines the words for “birth” and “carry”).
Vitamin E can be produced by photosynthetic organisms (i.e. plants) and is part of the cell membranes of animals. It is heat-resistant and retains almost all its properties even at temperatures of 180 degrees.
The minimum daily requirement depends on lifestyle, age and other factors, but is estimated at about 11-12mg for women and 12-15mg for men. Dosage must be adjusted during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as for seniors and children.
Vitamin E should always be taken with fat, as this aids its absorption.
HISTORY OF VITAMIN E
Known as the fertility vitamin, Vitamin E was discovered in 1922 by American researchers Catherine Bishop and Herbert Evans, who established that an unknown fat-soluble factor was necessary for reproduction in rodents.
Over the next few years, scientists isolated the substance from maize, wheat germ, oils and oats and named it Vitamin E. In 1938, it was possible to decode the structure of the vitamin and carry out the first chemical synthesis.
This initially produced tocotrienols, which were synthesized in 1956. Today Vitamin E is still available as both a synthetic and a natural product, although the synthetic version is less effective.
FOODS CONTAINING VITAMIN E
Vitamin E is found in many vegan foods and can be absorbed by the body via dietary fat. Some of the best sources are:
A small amount of Vitamin E can also be found in animal products such as eggs, but these should not be the sole source of a balanced Vitamin E intake. Many dietary supplements are enriched with Vitamin E.
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN E
Not for nothing is Vitamin E regarded as the cell protection vitamin. It has an important protective function for the entire body.
Its functions are:
Vitamin E is also thought to regulate the reproductive glands, which explains its reputation as the fertility vitamin.
Deficiency, which can result from an unbalanced diet or unhealthy lifestyle, can have various negative outcomes, such as compromising muscle and nerve function. Deficiency may also be due to chronic illnesses.
Overdose is highly unlikely provided your intake comes solely from your diet. High levels of consumption should be avoided if you have a blood coagulation disorder or are taking blood thinning medication. Overdose of Vitamin E can increase risk of bleeding.
VITAMIN E AND FRUMMI – PROMOTING HEALTHY HAIR GROWTH
Vitamin E protects the scalp and reduces the harm caused by toxins. It can also help absorb UV radiation from exposure to sunlight. It promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss and helps avoid greying of the hair.
Vitamin E is an ideal addition to Frummi which, together with other ingredients, helps prevent hair loss and promote healthy hair.