Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a category containing a number of products with varying amounts of vitamin E (tocopherol) contained. This name actually includes 8 different compounds, namely 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols. Each of them has a different bioavailability for the human body. These groups of compounds are characterized by significant antioxidant activity. Vitamin E generally falls under the fat-soluble vitamins. These are bound to fat thanks to which they are better absorbed through the intestinal wall into the body and stored. Thus, their deficiency will manifest itself only after a longer period of time. However, one can ensure optimal intake with a healthy diet or supplements in the form of tablets, capsules, effervescent tablets, gummy vitamins, drops, sprays or oils. 

What is the function of vitamin E in the body?

The main function of vitamin E is to protect cells from oxidative stress and free radicals. 

What is the recommended daily intake of vitamin E?

The recommended daily intake in accordance with the methodologies of the European Food Safety Authority (hereinafter referred to as EFSA) and the reference values ​​of the Society for Nutrition of German-Speaking Countries (hereinafter referred to as DACH) for an average adult.

  • Reference daily intake according to EFSA: 11 mg for women, 13 mg for men
  • Reference daily intake according to DACH: 12 mg for the majority of the female population, 12-15 mg for men

If you want to learn more information about other vitamins, their division, functions, recommended values and signs of deficiency and excess, you should not miss our article The Complete Guide to Vitamins: What They’re For, How to Know When You’re Deficient and How Much to Take?

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