Vitamin E can help with many of the physical symptoms of menopause, especially hot flashes, but also anxiety, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness and insomnia. Vitamin E contains small amounts of estrogen and is very important for the proper functioning of the blood and for the production of estrogen, which might be the reason it is particularly effective with reducing or stopping hot flashes.
Vitamin E also has the ability to ease vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.
The best way to get vitamin E into you is through the natural form which is the d’alpha-tocopherol type - this is at least 36 per cent more biologically potent than synthetic E (called dl-alpha), synthetic E contains only one-eighth the amount of alpha-toco-pherol as natural vitamin E.
Vitamin E is found most abundantly in unprocessed vegetable oils, including sunflower, safflower and soybean, nuts and seeds, leafy green vegetables ( spinach and broccoli) dried beans, whole grain cereals and breads and toasted wheat germ as well as in some fruits.
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