While research is ongoing, studies show that adequate Vitamin E consumption has protective effects on the brain, and may even help patients who are already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
One component of the immune system, T cells, is particularly important for providing your body with immunity from harmful foreign substances. These white blood cells circulate throughout the body until they encounter something to fight. Read on to learn more about these powerful cells and how the antioxidant properties of Vitamin E directly support the growth and function of these cells—and your immune system as a whole.
Many Americans live with a weakened or compromised immune system due to age, stress levels and even external environmental factors like bacteria, sun exposure and air pollution. While the immune system benefits of Vitamin C have been long celebrated, Vitamin E also plays a big part in your body’s immune system response.
Studies show that, as is the case for most vitamin groups, Vitamin E has a high potential to become deficient in those over the age of 55. While the reason is still unknown, it’s largely linked to reduced efficiency of the body to absorb and use vitamins—even when we maintain a good diet.