Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Tocopherol acts as an antioxidant and helps protect cells.

Good food sources include vegetable oils, museli, nuts and seeds.

Recommended daily intake is 3mg per day for women and 4mg per day for men.

Deficiency is rare but there are a number of medications that can reduce the absorption including;

  • oral contraceptive pill
  • cholesterol lowering drugs
  • weight loss drugs (orlistat)


  • Like many nutrients, nuts and seeds are a great source for essential minerals.