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Vitamin E Vitamins & Supplements at Walgreens

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that works primarily as an antioxidant in the body. It’s important for the brain, skin, and blood health. While there are many forms of vitamin E, only one form is used by the body – alpha-tocopherol. Vitamin E is available at Walgreens in multivitamins and in topical creams and oils, ingestible oils, and dietary supplements.

What is vitamin E?

Vitamin E is a nutrient that plays a role in many bodily functions. It acts as an antioxidant and works to combat harmful substances called free radicals, which may play a role in the development of heart disease and cancer. Vitamin E is also involved in proper immune function, reproduction, and vision. Vitamin E is found naturally in some foods such as nuts, seeds, oils, and leafy green vegetables.

What are the benefits of vitamin E?

Vitamin E helps to keep the body healthy in many ways. It protects the body as an antioxidant, supports the immune system, and keeps blood cells and blood vessels functioning properly. There is some evidence that vitamin E has protective properties against diseases such as cancer and heart disease, but this research is ongoing.

How can I increase my vitamin E?

The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin E is 15 milligrams (mg) for most individuals age 14 and older, including those who are pregnant. Many nuts, seeds, and vegetables oils contain vitamin E, and a significant amount is also found in fortified cereals and green leafy vegetables. Vitamin E is also available as a supplement, usually in doses of 67 mg or higher, which is much higher than the RDA. If you would like to increase your vitamin E intake, supplements may help you reach your goal.

Can I buy vitamin E over the counter at Walgreens?

Yes, you can buy vitamin E over the counter at Walgreens. Vitamin E is available in many forms, including topical serums, creams, oils, softgels, and multivitamins that include vitamin E. A pharmacist can help you select the best option to suit your needs when it comes to vitamin E supplements.

How many milligrams of vitamin E should I take in one day?

The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is 15 mg of vitamin E each day for most people 14 and older, including those who are pregnant. Individuals who are lactating require slightly more vitamin E — 19 mg daily. If you are taking vitamin E supplements, you should consume no more than the recommended dosage listed on the package. Consuming very high doses of vitamin E supplements may lead to negative health outcomes such as excessive bleeding. It is therefore recommended that adults age 19 and older do not consume more than 1000 mg of vitamin E daily.

What is vitamin E oil used for?

Vitamin E oil is often used topically on the skin, and many skincare products contain vitamin E. There is ongoing research into the benefits of vitamin E for skin. As an antioxidant, vitamin E can help prevent damage to cells throughout the body and this could play a role in the health of the skin and other organs.

What form does vitamin E come in?

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes in the form of dietary oil, oil-based softgels, and topical creams and oils for the skin. It is also found in some multivitamins or vitamin combinations. Walgreens offers all of these forms in stores and online. If you aren’t sure which form would be best for you, a pharmacist can help you make the right the decision.

What are symptoms of vitamin E deficiency?

Vitamin E deficiency is rare in healthy individuals, and most people who do not get the recommended daily amount of vitamin E do not experience serious symptoms of deficiency. Individuals deficient in vitamin E may experience nerve or muscle damage, which can lead to loss of feeling in the arms and legs, loss of control over body movement, weakness in the muscles and eye problems. Speak with your healthcare provider if you are worried about potential vitamin E deficiency.

Who should take vitamin E?

Adults who are looking to increase their vitamin E intake may benefit from supplements, which are available in several forms, including oils and softgels. You can also boost your vitamin E intake by eating more foods containing vitamin E, such as nuts and seeds like sunflower seeds and almonds. People who have trouble absorbing fat properly or who have conditions such as celiac disease and cystic fibrosis may be at increased risk for vitamin E deficiency. If you’re on a low-fat diet, you may not get enough vitamin E from your daily diet. Supplements can be a good option for individuals who follow low-fat diets

When is the best time to take vitamin E?

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means the body needs fat to absorb it properly. Consuming vitamin E supplements with foods that contain fat can help with absorption. Vitamin E supplements can be taken any time of the day.

What are vitamin E sources?

Vitamin E is found in foods and oils, such as wheat germ oil, almonds, hazelnuts, and peanut butter. It is also found in vegetables such as spinach and broccoli, dairy products, meats and fortified cereals. These are healthy sources of vitamin E that you can incorporate into your diet to increase your consumption of vitamin E. Supplements can help people who have trouble getting enough vitamin E from their diets.

Is vitamin E good for hair growth?

There is some research that suggests vitamin E supplementation may be beneficial for people struggling with hair loss. Limited evidence suggests that the antioxidant properties of vitamin E may aid in hair growth, but more research is needed to determine the exact role that vitamin E may play. As an antioxidant, vitamin E helps keep the body functioning properly, and eating a variety of foods containing vitamin E and other nutrients can contribute to overall health.

Does vitamin E help with scars and stretch marks?

Some people recommend topical vitamin E use for help with scars and stretch marks. However, there is not yet sufficient evidence showing the benefits of vitamin E for this purpose. While vitamin E is an important vitamin that keeps the body healthy, more research is needed to understand the specific ways vitamin E could help the skin and if it can help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

Is vitamin E oil good for your skin?

Many topical skincare products contain vitamin E oil. Current evidence suggests topical vitamin E may temporarily relieve minor skin issues such as diaper rash, burns, sunburns and chapped or dry skin. As an antioxidant, vitamin E likely has anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit the skin. Researchers continue to study the potential benefits of vitamin E for the skin and other organs.