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PostSubject: Vitamin E   Sat May 07, 2011 6:23 am

I add vitamin E to my glider's staple mix in the winter time when their coats tend to get a bit more cracked looking and occasionally throughout the year as I feel it has good healing benefits.

Vitamin E is shown to increase immune functioning. to improve skin and to be very effective in treating various health issues.

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The health benefits of vitamin E range include skin enhancement, wound healing, immune function, and protection against various diseases. Also called alpha-tocopherol, vitamin E is believed to reduce cholesterol and plaque buildup, reducing the risk of stroke and coronary artery disease (CAD).

Vitamin E is an essential nutrient, which means the body needs it but cannot produce it on its own. However, vitamin E deficiency is rare because it is fat-soluble - it is stored in the fat tissues for up to six months before getting depleted. Common food sources include nuts, poultry, wheat products, and various vegetable oils, particularly wheat germ oil. It is also available as a health supplement.

Read more at Suite101: Vitamin E Health Benefits and Risks: Protective Effects and Dangers of Tocopherols and Tocotrienols |

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Vitamin E is found in the following foods:

•Nuts and seeds (especially almonds and sunflower seeds)
•Whole grains
•Vegetable oils (corn, safflower, soybean, sunflower)
•Peanuts/peanut butter
•Dark green vegetables (mustard greens, kale, collard greens, spinach, broccoli)
•Fortified cereals
•Olive oil

As with all things, you shouldn't add it without consulting your vet and you should use it in moderation.

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