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Vitamin E

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Vitamin E is important for proper functioning of many of the body's organs. It helps to maintain healthy skin, good vision, and correct functioning of the immune system.

Vitamin E is fat-soluble, with the body storing it in the liver and fat tissue when not being used. It is also an antioxidant that can help protect cells within the body.

Most people do not require vitamin E supplements. Taking very large doses of vitamin E can be harmful, especially to people on blood thinning medicines such as warfarin and some cholesterol medicines.

Better sources of vitamin E include vegetable oils, nuts, green leafy vegetables, and fortified cereals.

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Last reviewed: February 2019

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Other medicines can interact with warfarin and affect your dose. Make sure you speak to your doctor about other medicines you might be taking, including vitamins.

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Nutrition for Healthy Eyes | myVMC

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