What is Vitamin E Hypovitaminosis (Tocopherol)?
This substance is well soluble in fats and poorly, practically does not dissolve in water at all. It is mainly found in wheat and some other cereals, vegetables, vegetable oil, margarine.
In humans, tocopherol is part of all the cell walls of the body, performing a very important function – protection against oxidation, thereby stabilizing the cells.
The second most important function of a vitamin is participation in immune reactions, as it is able to activate the body’s immune cells.
Symptoms of Vitamin E Hypovitaminosis (Tocopherol)
Signs of disease
Vitamin E hypovitaminosis is especially dangerous in childhood, when it can lead to a number of adverse diseases: rickets, a seborrheic type of dermatitis in premature babies and newborns. The need for vitamin is significantly increased in mothers during breastfeeding, in athletes and employees of enterprises with high physical activity. In adulthood, a frequent cause is the lack of absorption of the vitamin in the intestine during surgical removal of part of the small intestine.
Treatment of Vitamin E Hypovitaminosis (Tocopherol)
Vitamin is used as a drug for skin collagenoses, genodermatoses, seborrhea, a common type of acne, a dystrophic type of epidermolysis bullosa, etc. Vitamin for therapeutic purposes can be used systemically or locally. For one case or another, there are its oil solutions. Outwardly on the area of lesions, it is used in the form of ointments. Contraindications for the appointment of a vitamin are increased thyroid function, cholecystitis, severe cardiovascular insufficiency, lack of vitamin K in the body.
In the body, all the vitamins are absolutely indispensable substances. In the absence of them, it is impossible to implement any normal body function. At the same time, these substances cannot independently for the most part be synthesized in the body, but must constantly come in from the outside with food. It has been established that at present the inhabitants of large cities are deprived of the possibility to eat foods containing such important vitamins as C, E, A, B6, B12, B2. This is a big problem of modern health care and even threatens the preservation of a healthy gene pool of the whole nation. Most vitamins have the ability to inhibit and prevent many adverse mutations of the body and germ cells, and therefore their constant entry into the body is simply a necessary condition for the population employed in enterprises with harmful production factors, as well as living in areas with unfavorable environmental conditions. currently there is a huge set. In addition, after years of research, a risk group has been formed for individuals with an increased need for vitamin substances and preparations. These include people suffering from hereditary pathology, allergies, infectious diseases, constantly or periodically in contact with medicinal and other chemicals that are mutagens, suffering from chronic skin diseases and sexually transmitted diseases.