Previously we talked about vitamin E and metabolism and metabolism in general. We slightly touched an aspect why some might need additional supplementation so let’s continue.

The fact is that metabolism of vitamin E is complex.

What factors influence E bioavailability?

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Genetics

These are things that aren’t changeable, but a lifestyle, diet, etc. can. Metabolic processes like intestinal absorption, vascular transport are also important. Therefore, as people age, there might be more problems to keep vitamin E metabolic pathway under control. Additional stress is to those people, who are obese. Wight and other problems cause additional oxidative stress and reduced effect of vitamin E. This assumption comes from a rather recent study from 2015.

Furthermore, experts in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University state that more Americans become deficient in vitamin E, “which could compound the wide range of diseases known to be associated with metabolic syndrome, including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.”[1] In people with additional weight, there might be a high vitamin K level in the blood, but it might not get to all the important issues. The research found that in obese people the body is rejecting some of the lipids because they have enough fat, but the vitamin itself is a micronutrient and associated with lipids.

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What is wrong with the metabolic function of vitamin E when losing weight?

Weight loss is not easy and can have some additional problems. I have seen some women with the first strategy to limit fat intake as a solution to start losing weight. But fat is a common source of vitamin E. I had one lady who was trying so hard to lose weight with radical zero fat products that her blood test showed a severe nutrient deficiency. Then she started to take supplements like Balance B12 to stabilize nutrients and energy production. Balance-Buffered C and other supplements also work similarly supplying additional help if it is hard to restore or consume enough.

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Eating healthy and balanced with an additional multivitamin is crucial. Also, at least a bit of fat is also important because then it is impossible to get well-absorption of vitamin E or any other even in a supplement form. Additionally, people who have metabolic syndrome need higher dietary support. With a professional nutrition specialist, it is possible to develop the best plan that will work not simply following the recommended daily doses of vitamins because it might not work for everyone, especially those who have metabolism problems or wrong diet.

Reference:

[1] Obese people need more vitamin E, but actually get less. Accessed from: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151102163718.htmrel=”nofollow”