Vitamin E

generic descriptor for all tocopherols and tocotrienols that exhibit alpha-tocopherol activity

Vitamin E (which is also called Tocopherol or Tocotrienol, E307, E308,E309) is a vitamin. There are eight forms of it, E1 to E8. It can be found in vegetable oils. Very often it is also added to lotions and creams for the skin. It is supposed to help the healing of the skin, after burns and injuries, and lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.[1]


Some research suggests that vitamin E has anti-aging benefits.[2]

References change

  1. Anderson J, Young L. "Fat-Soluble Vitamins". Colorado State University, Cooperative Extension. Archived from the original on 17 May 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2007.
  2. Masaki, Hitoshi (May 2010). "Role of antioxidants in the skin: Anti-aging effects". Journal of Dermatological Science. 58 (2). Elsevier: 85–90. doi:10.1016/j.jdermsci.2010.03.003. PMID 20399614. Retrieved 22 February 2016.