This rich, life giving antioxidant has been known to strengthen our hearts and muscle tissue for some time now. As our daily diets sadly decrease in their Vitamin E count, it is up to us to ensure that we give our bodies the fighting chance they need against potentially deadly cellular oxidation.
Swanson Natural Vitamin E are an essential nutrient. The clue is, perhaps unsurprisingly, in the name - in other words, without it, we'd all be in big trouble. There's no need to panic just yet though. Some of us are lucky enough to get vitamin E in ample doses from our diet.
It happily occurs in eggs, liver, nuts and seeds so you'd be right to assume that it's readily available. The slightly harrowing truth is though that since its discovery in 1922, our daily diets have seen a regular and consistent decrease in this vital vitamin. The advent of processed meats, milled grain and fried foods have left our dinner plates worryingly sparse.
A light yellow oil to look at, Swanson Natural Vitamin E is made from a family of compounds known as tocopherols of which D-Alpha is the most potent. The name Tocopherol comes from the Greek Tokos & Phero which mean 'offspring' and 'to bear' respectively. The name came about when, having first been tested upon its discovery, it transpired that its absence led rats to become infertile. Hence the name loosely meaning to 'bearer of children'.
Now we know that Swanson Natural Vitamin E works better on your heart than it does your fertility - so much so that it is one of the leading antioxidants available today to ensure a healthier cardiovascular system, free from disease.
As an antioxidant, Swanson Natural Vitamin E works in several ways.
It's sad to say it but the average diet contains a whole lot less vitamin E than it did 50 years ago. And the facts are that vitamin E, unlike some other fat soluble vitamins (A, D, K), does not store in our systems as well as we might hope. Over half of the excess goodness can be excreted in the faeces.
That's why Swanson Natural Vitamin E is the most bioavailable, cost effective form of Vitamin E on the market today. The softgel technology mean that not only is the vitamin slow releasing but it is protected from destructive enzymes in your digestive system.
Swanson Natural Vitamin E can actually help to reduce oxidation of your lipids and unsaturated fatty acids which means that it protects your cells against the breakdown of nutrients by oxygen. This usually takes place around the heart and its tissues meaning that you also get protection against chronic inflammation - the main cause of of stress on your vascular lining.
In other words, it may help protect your body against a range of heart conditions like: