• <h4 class="dechead">On One Hand: Recognized Benefits

    Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in foods and over-the-counter supplements. Taking daily doses of vitamin E helps the skin heal and prevents scars. It also protects the skin from UV damage. According to the University of Michigan, the suggested dose for vitamin E daily consumption is 400 to 800 IU.

    On the Other: Dose Considerations

    Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient, so it persists in the cells. Because it stays in the body for long periods, it is possible to overdose on vitamin E. Overdose on vitamin E is recorded at 1,500 IU. A University of Michigan study showed that people were more likely to develop heart disease when taking 400 IU of vitamin E for an average of 4.5 years.

    Bottom Line

    Taking vitamin E supplements for skin care helps reduce the chance of damage to the tissue. The antioxidant component of vitamin E is beneficial as a natural anti-aging supplement. Take vitamin E in moderation to prevent overdose situations.


    University of Michigan: Vitamin E

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