Vitamin E

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muzacgrl
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Vitamin E
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2011-10-20 18:51:41
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Vitamin E
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  1. Another name for Vitamin E?
    • Tocopherol (4 forms)
    • 1. alpha-tocopherol (MOST ACTIVE form & MOST TOXIC)
    • 2. beta
    • 3. gamma
    • 4. delta
  2. Functions of Vitamin E?
    • antioxidant
    • protects vitamin A & PUFA from destruction by oxygen
  3. Vitamin E deficiency?
    erythrocyte hemolysis (breaking open RBC)
  4. Sources of Vitamin E?
    • whole grains
    • PUFA
    • green leafy vegetables
  5. Vitamin E characteristics?
    • fat soluble
    • claims anti-wrinkle and improved sex drive-false
    • 80% loss of vitamin when converting whole wheat to white flour

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