||Vitamin E is a well-known antioxidant - it is sometimes added to food and medicine in order to slow down the destructive effect of oxidation.
Vitamin E (tocopherol) can prevent premature cell aging.
Back in the late 70s, Dr. J. Bland from the University of Tacoma, Washington made an interesting presentation at a congress of the American Chemical Society.
Dr. Bland's object of study was oxygen carriers in the human body - red blood cells (red blood cells). It has been established that the erythrocyte cell membranes are destroyed under the influence of light, oxygen, X-rays, air pollution, and tobacco smoke also contribute to their destruction.
An important component of the membranes of red blood cells, and of any other cell, is lipids, fatty substances. Membrane destruction begins with lipid oxidation.
As shown by J. Bland, the presence of vitamin E in the fat layer of cell membranes protects the cell from premature aging. This conclusion is based on clinical observations.
A group of individuals (24 people) was given vitamin E. Subsequent analysis showed that their blood cells, exposed to oxygen and light, were destroyed much more slowly.
Does this mean that taking vitamin E regularly can delay old age? Of course not. Aging of the body is a complex process, and the destruction like slipped disc rehabcure.org/physiotherapy/physiotherapists/slipped-disc/ of membranes as a result of oxidation is only one of its components and, apparently, not the most important one.
In addition, consuming excess amounts of vitamin E can be dangerous. Now work is underway to determine what is the optimal dose.
But now itís clear that products containing this vitamin weaken the effect of polluted environment on humans.