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Vitamin E (Tocopherol) - A Powerful Antioxidant




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The following article was authored by Klaus Ferlow, HMH (Honorary Master Herbalist, Dominion Herbal College, Burnaby, B.C. est. 1926), innovator, lecturer, researcher, writer, President, founder and co-owner with his two sons Peter and Harald, CH (chartered Herbalist) of Ferlow Botanicals, Div. of Ferlow Brothers Ltd, Vancouver, B.C. manufacturing/distributing organic toxin-free medicinal herbal and personal care products to professional health & wellness practitioners in Canada and parts of USA since 1993. The company was founded in 1975. Klaus is also President of the "Hearts to Health Foundation" and on the Board of Directors of the Health Action Network Society (HANS), Burnaby, B.C. est. 1984, www.hans.org, Associated member of the Canadian Herbalist's Association of B.C., Surrey, www.chaofbc.org and member of the Neem Foundation, Bombay, India, www.neemfoundation.org. www.ferlowbotanicals.com, email: kferlow@shaw.ca.

His educational articles have been published in dozens of Canadian Health Magazines, Newsletters, Newspapers and numerous websites around the world.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) - A Powerful Antioxidant

There is a group of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes called Antioxidants that help to protect the body from the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms that can cause damage to cells, impairing the immunity system and leading to infections and various degenerative diseases such as heart disease, and cancer. Free radical damage is thought by scientists to be the basis for the aging process as well.

Although many antioxidants can be obtained from food sources such as sprouted grains and fresh fruits and vegetables, it is difficult to get enough of them from these sources to hold back the free radicals constantly being generated from our polluted environment.

Powerful antioxidants are (just to mention a few): Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Beta Carotene, Green Tea, Grapeseed Extract, Ginkgo Biloba, Coenzyme Q10.

Vitamins are divided into two groups. Fat-soluble and water-soluble, depending on how they are absorbed. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin which require the presence of fat carriers to be absorbed, and not as easily assimilated as water-soluble vitamins. Vitamin E is best known as the anti-sterility vitamin and as a powerful antioxidant. Protecting the body from effects of pollution, other toxins and free radicals, it helps premature aging, cancer and other chronic, degenerative diseases. Vitamin E even protects other nutrients from damage. The immune system is dependent upon this vitamin for strength and stability. Adequate Vitamin E is needed to heal injured tissues and prevent scarring.

Vitamin E possesses some anticoagulant activity to prevent the formation of blood clots. The natural form of vitamin E d-alpha tocopherol is highly superior to the synthetic form known as dl-alpha tocopherol. We use only the natural d-alpha tocopherol in our Vitamin E cream. Our Vitamin E cream is absorbed through the cells into the bloodstream, nourishing your skin inside and out.

This information is offered for its educational value only and should not be used in the diagnose, treatment, or prevention of disease. Any attempt to diagnose and treat illness should come under the direction of your health care practitioner.

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