what it does:

protects cells against oxidative damage, preserves tissue elasticity, pancreatic function

bodily parts affected:

cells, blood, muscles, glands, pancreas

deficiency symptoms:

hair loss, premature ageing, ageing pigment, loss of sensation in hands and feet, ‘pins and needles’, poor appetite, gastrointestinal disturbances, weight loss, increased risk of cancer and birth defects


lack of vitamin E, cadmium, sulphates

food sources:

brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, fish, eggs, nuts (particularly brazil nuts), liver, garlic

Health information is not a substitute for good diagnosis,
and a doctor should be consulted when illness is present