10 Vitamin E Deficiency Symptoms

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4. Weak Immune System

A shortage of vitamin E can prevent the immune system from functioning effectively. A weakened immune system means little reserves to fight off disease and infection. With its powerful antioxidant properties, vitamin E plays a role in enhancing the function of the immune system.

The antioxidants from vitamin E support the immune system's fight against the imbalance of free radicals and oxidants that cause oxidative stress. When the body is under oxidative stress, it may increase the risk of cancer, diabetes and inflammatory conditions.4Lewis, Erin Diane, et al. ‘Regulatory Role of Vitamin E in the Immune System and Inflammation.’ IUBMB Life, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Apr. 2019, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7011499/.

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