Vitamin E Deficiency; Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

How much vitamin E do I need daily?

Daily recommendations of vitamin E differ according to age, sex, daily activity, the person’s status of health, metabolic and medical conditions. But, the recommended vitamin E amount according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is:

  • From birth to 6 months: 4 mg
  • Infants from 7 to 12 months: 5 mg
  • Children from 1 to 3 years: 6 mg
  • Children from 4 to 8 years: 7 mg
  • Children from 9 to 13 years: 11 mg
  • adults from 14 years and older: 15 mg
  • pregnancy women from 14 years and older: 15 mg
  • Breastfeeding women from 14 years and older: 19 mg

People at risk of vitamin E deficiency may need more than the daily vitamin E recommendation.