Title

Vitamin E

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Orange Park

Document Type

Review Article

Publication Date

5-21-2020

Keywords

vitamins, antioxidants, tocopherol

Disciplines

Chemical Actions and Uses | Organic Chemicals

Abstract

Vitamin E or tocopherol is a fat-soluble vitamin functioning as an antioxidant, protecting the cell membrane. As with all vitamins, the body does not form vitamin E. It solely forms from photosynthetic processes of plants, and therefore must be consumed from outside sources in small quantities. It is found abundantly in olive and sunflower oils, as well as nuts, soybeans, avocados, wheat, and green leafy vegetables.

Publisher or Conference

StatPearls

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