Have a question? This is a fact sheet intended for health professionals. For a reader-friendly overview of Vitamin E, see our consumer fact sheet on Vitamin E. Vitamin E is found naturally in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Naturally occurring vitamin E exists in eight chemical forms alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol that have varying levels of biological activity [ 1 ]. Serum concentrations of vitamin E alpha-tocopherol depend on the liver, which takes up the nutrient after the various forms are absorbed from the small intestine. The liver preferentially resecretes only alpha-tocopherol via the hepatic alpha-tocopherol transfer protein [ 1 ]; the liver metabolizes and excretes the other vitamin E forms [ 2 ]. As a result, blood and cellular concentrations of other forms of vitamin E are lower than those of alpha-tocopherol and have been the subjects of less research [ 3, 4 ]. Antioxidants protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, which are molecules that contain an unshared electron. Free radicals damage cells and might contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer [ 5 ].
Weighing yourself every day may seem like a good strategy for warding off sneaky pounds. However, a daily weigh-in may sabotage your weight-loss efforts by making you obsessed with the inevitable and normal ups and downs. The key is to use a scale as an overall guide rather than as a tool for extreme dieting, she says, and to be mindful that your body needs some natural fluctuations in weight in order to do its job. Here are some other helpful tips. Exercise for enjoyment rather than to move the scale. So, find something you enjoy and stick with it. If you dislike lifting weights, for example, you might try playing basketball with some friends instead.
Her meal consisted of four quail eggs without the yolk and a glass of milk. Many fans worried about her for eating far too little. OneKet former Global Icon member. This former member of the now disbanded girl group Global Icon stressed out her body when she embarked on a month-long soy milk diet. For 30 days, she drank one bottle of soymilk a day. This former After School member keeps a very lean and toned figure, so many people wonder about her diet. Changmin used to weigh over kg but is now known for his sexy, ripped figure. When Changmin first embarked on his fitness quest, he ate only two blocks of tofu and ran six hours nearly every single day. He reportedly lost 20 kg in just 40 days.