Vitamin E (Tocopherol) occurs in both plant and animal tissue, more abundantly in the former. As an antioxidant, it acts in the body to protect red blood cells from oxidation damage. It also appears to help maintain healthy membrane tissue.
Specifically, Vitamin E slows cellular aging and supplies oxygen to the blood which is then carried to the heart and other organs alleviating fatigue. It also aids in bringing nourishment to cells, strengthens the capillary walls, prevents the red blood cells from destructive poisons; prevents and dissolves blood clots and has also been used by doctors in helping prevent sterility, muscular dystrophy, calcium deposits in blood walls and heart conditions.
A deficiency of Vitamin E may lead to a rupture of red blood cells, a loss of reproductive powers, a lack of sexual vitality, abnormal fat deposits in muscles, degenerative changes in the changes in the heart and other muscles and dry skin.