Dr's Corner

Vitamin E

Looking for a vitamin that not only nourishes your skin but also helps guard against chronic diseases? Vitamin E is your answer!  This vitamin has shown to be a powerhouse in protecting the skin by slowing the aging process and repairing environmental damage. Vitamin E has synergy with Vitamins A, K, along with the minerals Iron and Selenium, showing its further capability to significantly reduce cellular damage. Unfortunately, recent studies show that ¾ of Americans have Vitamin E deficiencies which leads to hair loss, extended healing times, anemia, decreases in sex drive, gastronomical disease, and even abnormalities in brain function. Since the body does not produce this vitamin naturally, a vitamin E deficiency can be alleviated with a healthy diet containing fish, spinach, nuts, and eggs.