Vitamin E Deficiency; Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

How do our bodies absorb vitamin E?

The most active form of vitamin E that is found in plenty of food sources is alpha-tocopherol

Here are some factors that may enhance or reduce vitamin E absorption:

  • Fat: Increase healthy fats intake like avocados, olive oil, butter, nuts and seeds with vitamin E-rich food to increase vitamin E absorption because it is a fat-soluble vitamin.
  • Tea: It should be avoided as it binds to vitamin E in the intestine, which decreases its absorption.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol damages digestive system lining, which causes multivitamin malabsorption including vitamin E.