Vitamin E, is one of the better known antioxidants. Antioxidant are known to protect us from free radical damage caused by pollutants, chemicals and even the air we breathe. Selenium is an essential trace mineral that aids the vitamin E.
"Vitamin E" is the collective name for a group of fat-soluble compounds with distinctive antioxidant activities. It is found naturally in some foods, added to others, and is available as a dietary supplement.
Naturally occurring vitamin E exists in eight chemical forms (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol) that have varying levels of biological activity. Gamma- (or γ-) tocopherol is the most common form found in North American diets, while alpha- (or α-) tocopherol is the only form that is recognized to meet human requirements.
Serum concentrations of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) depend on the liver, which takes up the nutrient after the various forms are absorbed from the small intestine. The liver ideally re-secretes only alpha-tocopherol, via the hepatic alpha-tocopherol transfer protein. The liver metabolizes and excretes the other vitamin E forms. As a result, blood and cellular concentrations of the other forms of vitamin E are lower than those of alpha-tocopherol, and have been the subjects of less research.
Selenium is an essential trace mineral needed for the production of glutathione peroxidase, a natural antioxidant, and it assists vitamin E in preventing free radical damage. The two together have formed a partnership that helps create a healthier you.
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