Vitamin E is a fat-soluble Vitamin essential for the functioning of the body due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, which help the immune system, skin and hair and can prevent diseases such as atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s.
The immune system is made up of cells, tissues and organs that act in the organism’s defense against the harmful effects of external microorganisms. The supplements indicated for immunity act as strengthening agents of this system, increasing the antibodies production and, consequently, its defense activity.
Vitamin E helps the immune system by increasing the proliferation of lymphocytes and circulating concentrations of interleukin (anti-inflammatory cytokine). Recent research has observed that in high doses vitamin E increases the activity of the enzyme CYP3A, accelerating the degradation and elimination of viruses.
The concept of healthy nutrition involves a good functioning and homeostasis of all systems and organs of the body, in order to prevent diseases and dysfunctions. The substances consumed for this purpose help general health because they are essential nutrients that have wide functionality in many areas of the body, influencing inflammatory signaling and metabolic pathways that are strongly relevant to most major health problems.
Vitamin E supplementation may increase the risk of bleeding and for individuals with bleeding disorders, consumption of this vitamin is not recommended. For diabetic individuals the consumption of vitamin E is not recommended in high doses, as it can increase the risk of heart attack. In the long run, consumption of vitamin E can worsen Insulin resistance when administered with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Lycopene is a Carotenoid present in LDL particles in conjunction with vitamin E and other carotenoids. Vitamin E and lycopene act synergistically in the oxidation of LDL.