vitamin E

noun

Definition of vitamin E

: any of several fat-soluble vitamins that are chemically tocopherols whose lack in the human body is associated especially with neurological symptoms (as ataxia and muscle weakness), that are found especially in wheat germ, vegetable oils, egg yolk, and green leafy vegetables or are made synthetically, and that are used chiefly in animal feeds and as antioxidants especially : alpha-tocopherol

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On September 9th health officials in New York issued subpoenas to firms selling thickening agents, such as vitamin E, used in black-market vaping products. The Economist, "A deadly outbreak casts a dark cloud over e-cigarettes," 14 Sep. 2019 This week, New York state and federal health officials reported a common element — an oil derived from vitamin E — in samples of cannabinoid products used by many patients. Tad Vezner, Twin Cities, "Minnesotan is fifth to die from lung injuries ‘associated’ with vaping, state officials say," 6 Sep. 2019 There has been some focus on an oil derived from vitamin E that was found in cannabis products used by patients. Jessica Seaman, The Denver Post, "As death toll increases nationwide, parents confirm Colorado college student was hospitalized with vaping-related illness," 6 Sep. 2019 New York and federal regulators are focusing on a link to a vitamin E acetate found in some black-market products containing THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana. Jon Campbell, USA TODAY, "Stop using all vape products during health investigation, New York warns," 5 Sep. 2019 Oils are usually excellent sources of vitamin E and have other naturally occurring antioxidants. Environmental Nutrition, sun-sentinel.com, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019 The formula even includes antioxidants like vitamin E, and as someone who lives among the air pollution and environmental aggressors of New York City, this is an added plus for the well-being of my skin. Chelsey Hamilton, Health.com, "The Meghan Markle-Approved Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Completely Simplified My Morning Makeup Routine," 21 Aug. 2019 What's more, the mascara also contains additional ingredients that are known to benefit the hair including collagen, vitamin E, and jojoba oil. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "IT Cosmetics and Drybar's New Mascara Is Like a Blowout for Your Lashes," 23 July 2019 Almond butter also includes higher amounts of vitamin E (triple what’s in PB!) plus some slightly more calcium, potassium, and magnesium — crucial blood pressure-balancing nutrients. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Go Nuts About Almonds," 3 Apr. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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vitamin E

noun

Medical Definition of vitamin E

: any of several fat-soluble vitamins that are chemically tocopherols or tocotrienols whose lack in the human body is associated especially with neurological symptoms (as ataxia and muscle weakness), that are found especially in wheat germ, vegetable oils, egg yolk, and green leafy vegetables or are made synthetically, and that are used chiefly in animal feeds and as antioxidants especially : alpha-tocopherol

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