Vitamin E's benefits stem from its antioxidant qualities, combining with oxygen to destroy free radicals. It protects polyunsaturated fats and other oxygen-sensitive compounds from being destroyed by damaging oxidation reactions. It's antioxidant properties are important to cell membranes, lung cells and white blood cells that help fight disease. But its benefits may actually go much further. There is significant evidence vitamin E can help protect against heart disease.
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