Vitamin E Vitamine A4 by benbenzhou

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									Vitamin E
Functions:
χ   Antioxidant, especially in the lungs, brain
     & red blood cells                            Recommended daily
χ   Nervous system function                       amount:
χ   Prevent clot formation
χ   Prevent vitamin A deficiency
                                                    8-10 mg
χ   Metabolic control in diabetes mellitus        Good food sources:
Deficiency symptoms:                              Oils: Corn
χ   Hemolytic anemia                                   Cottonseed
χ   Muscle weakness                                    Peanut
χ   Neurological degeneration
χ   Brown spot deposition
                                                       Safflower
                                                       Soybean
Toxicity symptoms:                                     Sunflower
χ   Vitamin K deficiency
χ   Enhances coumarin anticoagulant drugs
                                                  Margarine
χ   Nausea, diarrhea & flatulence                 Vegetable shortening
χ   Muscle weakness & fatigue                     Almonds
χ   Double vision                                 Walnuts
Conditions contributing to                        Peanuts
deficiency:                                       Sunflower seeds
χ   Smoking                                       Soybeans
χ   Alcoholism                                    Wheat germ
χ   Chronic liver disease
χ   Celiac or Crohn’s disease                     Whole wheat
χ   Gastrectomy                                   Eggs
χ   Pancreatic disease                            Green leafy vegetables
χ   Short bowel syndrome                          Sweet potato

								
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