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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 "The King Of Antioxidants" Functions As an antioxidant, it protects tissue from damage cause by free radicals Keeps the immune system strong against viruses and bacteria VITAMIN E Helps keep blood cells from clotting fat soluble micronutrient Sources - (plant sources) Vegetable oil, wheat germ, sunflower oil, and soybean oil nuts & Seeds Green leafy vegetables Fortified breakfast cereals Age 0-6 MO 0-12 MO 1-3 Yr 4-8 Yr 9-13 Yr 14+ Breastfeeding women Recommended Daily Intake (mg) DEFICIENCY Deficiency of Vitamin E is linked to muscle weeknes, Amount of Vitamin E Unsteady walking, and loss of muscle mass. Long-term Deficiencies causes liver and liver problems. Premature infants are most likely to be deficient Family of 8 antioxidants EXCESS It's unlikely to have too much Vitamin E, however too much can cause hemorraging and interrupt blood coagulation in animals Vitamin E is taken as a supplement. Unlike companies producing drugs, GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS supplements don't have to be approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the drugs being safe and effective. The amount of the Vitamin E present in the supplement may not be the same as what the label reads. Resources complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/vitamin-e
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