Vitamin E Facts
Vitamin E is found in nuts, seeds and oils. Good sources include wheat germ oil, sunflower seeds, almonds, sunflower oil, safflower oil, hazel nuts, spinach and broccoli. The recommended daily value is 30 IU's for adults and children over 4 years old. Low-fat diets might provide insufficient amounts unless people make their food choices carefully by, for example, increasing their intakes of nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables or by proper supplementation.
Vitamin E deficiency is rare and overt deficiency symptoms have not been found in healthy people who obtain little vitamin E from their diets. Since fat is required to absorb and metabolize vitamin E, patients with fat malabsorption disorders are at an increased risk of vitamin E deficiency. Deficiency symptoms include peripheral neuropathy, ataxia, skeletal myopathy, retinopathy, and impairment of the immune response.