The Herbs of Smoothie Essentials: Vitamin E

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Add a boost with our Antioxidant Blend, featuring Vitamin E.

Vitamin E[1] [2] is used to refer to a group of fat-soluble compounds that include both tocopherols and tocotrienols.[3] There are many different forms of vitamin E, of which γ-tocopherol is the most common in the North American diet. [4] γ-Tocopherol can be found in corn oil, soybean oil, margarine and dressings[5] α-Tocopherol, the most biologically active form of vitamin E, is the second most common form of vitamin E in the North American diet. This variant of vitamin E can be found most abundantly in wheat germ oil, sunflower, and safflower oils.[6] [7] It is a fat-soluble antioxidant that stops the production of reactive oxygen species formed when fat undergoes oxidation.[8] [9] [10]  National Health Products Licensing, Compendium of Monographs: Vitamin E[11]  [12] α-Tocopherol Approved in the EU.[13]

[1]   Natural Health Products Ingredients Database – Vitamin E:  http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/ingredReq.do?id=1690&lang=eng

[3]   Brigelius-Flohe, B; Traber (1999). “Vitamin E: function and metabolism”. FASEB 13: 1145–1155.   http://www.fasebj.org/content/13/10/1145.full

[4]  Traber, MG (1998). “The biological activity of vitamin E”. The Linus Pauling Institute. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/sp-su98/vitamine.html. Retrieved Mar 6, 2011.

[5] Brigelius-Flohé R, Traber MG (1 July 1999). “Vitamin E: function and metabolism”. FASEB J. 13 (10): 1145–55. PMID 10385606. http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=10385606.

[6]  Brigelius-Flohé R, Traber MG (1 July 1999). “Vitamin E: function and metabolism”. FASEB J. 13 (10): 1145–55. PMID 10385606. http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=10385606.

[7]  Reboul E, Richelle M, Perrot E, Desmoulins-Malezet C, Pirisi V, Borel P (2006 Nov 15). “Bioaccessibility of carotenoids and vitamin E from their main dietary sources”. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 54 (23): 8749–8755. doi:10.1021/jf061818s. PMID 17090117.

[8] · National Institute of Health (5/4/2009). “Vitamin E fact sheet”. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminE.asp.

[9]  Herrera; Barbas, C (2001). “Vitamin E: action, metabolism and perspectives”. Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry 57 (2): 43–56. doi:10.1007/BF03179812. PMID 11579997.

[10]  Packer L, Weber SU, Rimbach G (February 2001). “Molecular aspects of α-tocotrienol antioxidant action and cell signalling”. Journal of Nutrition 131 (2): 369S–73S. PMID 11160563. http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/131/2/369S.

[12] Brigelius-Flohé R, Traber MG (1 July 1999). “Vitamin E: function and metabolism”. FASEB J. 13 (10): 1145–55. PMID 10385606. http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=10385606.

About Smoothie Essentials - ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the MatchaGT blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. The Smoothie Essentials product is a line of boosts that add functionality to one's daily foods without adding flavor or colors. (except for MatchaGT and green blend) making it easy to "hide" them from the finicky eaters we all know and love. From stirring them into yogurts, smoothies, frappes and even juice drinks it all come out with the original flavor being center star.. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at www.SmoothieEssentials.com or by emailing shelley@juicesolutions.com

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