Previously we looked at the benefits of Omega-3 and new research that can help numerous people to balance metabolism and thus weight loss? The question arises an important aspect that might be of interest to more people as the beginning of the year is time for resolutions and becoming healthier. Therefore, let’s continue and look at vitamin E!

Can vitamin E help you lose weight?

This question is probably the most common, but the answer is not always that simple. It is important to understand what the main reason for weight gain is. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of numerous health conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, etc. are predecessors of type 2 diabetes. Vitamin E can help to lose some weight, but that comes together with other diet choices, exercise, etc. Furthermore, also the abortion of vitamin E is important. That is one of the main reasons why there is a need to take supplements. In a developed countries malnutrition or some serious vitamin deficiency is not that common.

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Research on how vitamin E supplementation can help metabolism

Did you even know that vitamin E is a nutrient? And naturally, nutrients influence body’s metabolism. In the research, people used vitamin E supplementation (400 mg/d of RRR-α-tocopheryl acetate) for four weeks. The results showed that this vitamin “influences phospholipid metabolism and induces lysoPC generation; a general pro-inflammatory response.”[1] All in all, vitamin E can help not only with metabolism but also aspects that trigger inflammation. Vitamin E metabolic pathways and nutrients have potential positive interactions.

Good food sources of vitamin E:

  • Olives
  • Seeds
  • Corn
  • Nuts
  • Spinach
  • Leafy vegetables

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Any person should use supplements only as an addition, not as a primary source of this vitamin. It can also be a beneficial choice in a case of an allergic reaction to nuts, seeds, etc. or simply when someone doesn’t find these foods tasty. It is worth also to remember that vitamin E gets stored in the body so it is important to measure its level as well as understand the whole metabolism of vitamin E. up next you can read more about why some people still need more than the normal dose of vitamin E.

 

Stay vitaminized,

Chen Ben Asher

 

Reference:

[1] A metabolomic investigation of the effects of vitamin E supplementation in humāns. Accessed from: https://nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-7075-9-110rel=”nofollow”