10 Vitamin E Deficiency Symptoms

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2. Vision Problems

The well-known antioxidant properties of vitamin E help to fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable molecules in the body that rob healthy cells of their disease-fighting properties.

These unstable molecules are responsible for a multitude of ocular problems and can destroy healthy eye tissue. The retina contains abundant fatty acids and vitamin E is a fat-soluble compound with the ability to protect eye tissue from aggressive free radicals.2Russ. ‘Eyes and Nutrition.’ Optometrists.org, www.optometrists.org/general-practice-optometry/eyes-and-nutrition/.

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