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.