New study published on Vitamin E absorption

September 16, 2019  17:31

Vitamin E is fat-soluble, but it is not necessary to seize or drink it with fat to assimilate it, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported.

According to Maret Traber of the University of Oregon, the lead author of the study, even if you fast for 12 hours after taking vitamin E and then eat food with fat, the vitamin will still be absorbed.

In the course of the study, scientists introduced vitamin E labeled with deuterium, both orally and intravenously, to a group of non-obese women aged 18-40 years. Part of the dose received is not metabolized and excreted from the body, and by its quantity you can understand how much vitamin E the body has absorbed. After taking vitamin E, participants drank liquid food containing 40% fat or not containing fat. Scientists then tried to determine the role of fat in the absorption of vitamin E.

It turned out that vitamin E, getting into the intestinal cells, can expect there the next meal for at least 12 hours. Therefore, in a hurry to immediately eat or drink something fatty after taking this vitamin does not make sense.

Vitamin E (also known as alpha-tocopherol) performs many important functions in the body. It is also known as a powerful antioxidant. It is recommended to consume 15 mg of vitamin E per day.

This vitamin is found primarily in olive oil, almonds, sunflower seeds, green leafy vegetables and avocados.

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