Vitamin E Deficiency; Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Where can I get vitamin E from?

  • Vitamin E has many sources, including food, supplements and oils.
  • Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin which can be found in fat-rich food such as sunflower seeds, almonds, avocados, olive oil, salmon, shrimp, hazelnuts and coconut oil.
  • Other sources of vitamin E include spinach, broccoli, jalapeno peppers, kiwis, tortilla chips, tofu, butternut squash, trout, kale, swiss chard, parsley, turnip greens and mustard greens.
  • Vitamin E oil can be easily made at home by combining vitamin E capsules with castor oil or coconut oil. This oil has many benefits, such as stimulates hair growth, reduces split ends and hair loss, improves blood circulation, prevents dandruff, and acts as an antioxidant to give a healthy scalp and strong hair.
  • Wheat germ is a rich source of vitamin E, and its oil can be used as topical vitamin E.

Here are some of the highest vitamin E sources and the amount of vitamin E in 100 grams of each source:

  • Sunflower seeds: 26.1 mg, 174% of daily vitamin E intake
  • almonds: 25.6 mg, 171% of daily vitamin E intake
  • olive oil: 14.4 mg, 96% of daily vitamin E intake
  • trout: 2.8 mg, 19% of daily vitamin E intake
  • shrimp: 2.2 mg, 15% of daily vitamin E intake
  • avocado: 2.1 mg, 14% of daily vitamin E intake
  • spinach: 2.1 mg, 14% of daily vitamin E intake
  • kiwifruit: 1.5 mg, 10% of daily vitamin E intake
  • Broccoli: 1.5 mg, 10% of daily vitamin E intake
  • butternut squash: 1.3 mg, 9% of daily vitamin E intake
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