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Vitamin E Supplements Saco ME

Looking for Vitamin E Supplements in Saco? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Saco that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Vitamin E Supplements in Saco.

Neighborhood Health & Herbs
(207) 286-8633
239 Main St
Saco, ME
 
New Morning Natural Foods
(207) 282-1434
230 Main St
Biddeford, ME
 
Lois' Natural Marketplace
(207) 885-0602
152 Route US 1
Scarborough, ME
 
Nutricomm
(207) 799-1900
42 Stanley St
South Portland, ME
 
General Nutrition Center
(207) 772-9274
100 Maine Mall
South Portland, ME
 
Center Philomene S Registrd Dietcn
(207) 284-4586
322 Elm St
Biddeford, ME
 
Scarborough Family Chiropractic
(207) 885-9415
144 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
 
Allen Paula A
(207) 799-6394
527 Sawyer St
South Portland, ME
 
Diets Limited
(207) 799-6394
527 Sawyer St
South Portland, ME
 
New Morning Natural Foods Market
(207) 985-6774
US Route 1
Kennebunk, ME
 

Vitamin E

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Vitamin E has a documented effect on supporting immune cell activity and increasing resistance to infections. It both enhances and protects the immune system. 

White blood cells have a higher concentration of vitamin E than do red blood cells, and vitamin E has been shown to increase activity of phagocytes and T cells. 

A deficiency in vitamin E lowers general host resistance by depressing the proliferation of lymphocytes and the antibody response to pathogens. It also lowers delayed hypersensitivity reactions, a crucial immunological response to cancer, worms, and chronic infections}

A potent intracellular antioxidant, vitamin E protects lymphocytes and monocytes from dismemberment by free radicals and therefore significantly increases both the life expectancy and effectiveness of these immune defenders. Vitamin E also suppresses the hormone called prostaglandin E2, which has been linked to age-related declines in immune response.

Several studies have shown that even moderate supplementation of vitamin E can reduce the statistical rate of infections among healthy older people. In animal studies, high doses of vitamin E given to elderly animals have caused their immune response to equal that of younger individuals. So this is one more nutrient that may help in slowing the natural decline of immunity with aging.

Vitamin E supplements can improve immune function in as little as a month. When vitamin E was given to a group of elderly men and women, numerous aspects of immunity improved, including increased T -cell activity. At the same time, free-radical damage decreased. In another study, vitamin E supplements also improved immune function in otherwise healthy young adults.

Vitamin E is one of the few nutrients for which higher than recommended amounts have been shown to enhance the immune response and might be needed to maintain the optimum immune response. However, supplementation above 600 IU should be avoided unless professionally recommended.

Vitamin E has been shown to indirectly inhibit HIV replication by quenching free radicals (which promote HIV replication) and by stimulating various aspects of the immune system. One type of vitamin E, d-alpha tocopheryl succinate, can also stop the growth of cancers, including those caused by retroviruses similar to HIV.

Symptoms of Vitamin E Deficiency

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