Vitamin E (tocopherol), a fat-soluble vitamin, plays a role in the production of red blood cells and the maintenance of muscle and other tissues.
Vitamin E is found in vegetable oils and vegetable products such as grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Animal products contain relatively little vitamin E
How much do I need?
Adult males (22-50 years) per day 11.8 milligrams of vitamin E necessary, adult women 9.3 milligrams.
What is safe?
The maximum safe dose of vitamin E is, by the Health, set at 300 milligrams per day, which is about 25 times the RDA. This amount corresponds to 4.5 kilograms nuts.
What are the effects of too much vitamin E?
In theory, one to cause too much of a vitamin E accumulation in different tissues, and thus can adversely affect the processes in those tissues. In practice, however, there are so far no known adverse effects.
What are the consequences of a lack of vitamin E?
Severe symptoms as a result of vitamin E deficiency are very rare and occur almost only because of a serious disturbance in the absorption of nutrients.