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In this video, chiropractor and healthy ketosis and intermittent fasting expert, Dr. Eric Berg, unpacks the many health benefits derived from vitamin E – especially when it comes to circulation and the heart.
One of vitamin E’s biggest benefits is its ability to dissolve fresh blood clots, and prevent new ones, protecting you against a stroke.
It also decreases the need for oxygen in your tissues. In other words, when you’re deficient in vitamin E, your need for oxygen skyrockets. That’s why vitamin E deficiency is connected with angina, chest pain and heart attacks.
Vitamin E deficiency also puts your vascular system is at risk, meaning you don’t heal inside your arteries.
Meanwhile, vitamin E also keeps muscles in good shape and prevents cramping – including heart cramps, which can cause pain to travel down your left arm.
Next, vitamin E helps with collateral circulation, meaning it supports growth of new blood vessels to bypass ones that are damaged. It also has the capacity to help ward off infection, so it’s good for your immune system.
Vitamin E also helps decrease inflammation, and can even help with gangrene, supports capillary expansion, and oxygen flow. It helps heal burns, softens old scars – it can even help prevent bed wetting!
So… what depletes it? The answer to that, is: refined grains.
Conversely, the foods rich in vitamin E are:
- Wheat germ oil
- Sunflower seeds
- Raw nuts and seeds
- Leafy greens
You can learn more about vitamin E here.
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