Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) is a fat-soluble antioxidant that may help minimize the effects of free-radicals.
In food, it helps prevent polyunsaturated fatty acids from breaking down and combining with substances that may harm the body.
Vitamin E may also help:
maintain muscle and nerve function
; bring nourishment to cells
; strengthen capillary walls
; protect red blood cells;
promote healthy immune function
; and, decrease platelet aggregation (thins blood).