Vitamin E is an important antioxidant. It also helps your immune system and other aspects of your metabolism.

Nutrient Reference Value (NRV)

22.35 IU

Food sources

  • Vegetable oil
  • Corn
  • Soya bean
  • Wheat germ
  • Whole-grain cereals

Problems associated with deficiency

  • Neurological abnormalities
  • Anaemia

Potential benefits at recommended levels

  • Necessary for the formation of normal red blood cells, muscle and tissue
  • Necessary for immune function
  • Protects fat in tissues from oxidation
  • Helps protect cells from free radical damage