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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In particular, vitamin C has been shown to stabilize and help regenerate vitamin E, making the combination of the two vitamins especially effective in fighting UV damage. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "The Best Antioxidants for Skin, According to Dermatologists," 8 Nov. 2018 For instance, Matarasso said, physicians often instruct patients to stop taking certain medications and supplements known to raise the risks of excessive bleeding — such as aspirin and vitamin E supplements — at least two weeks prior to surgery. Johanna A. Álvarez And Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "This is how cosmetic surgery dreams became real-life nightmares," 30 May 2018 The study authors believe vitamin E reduced the effects of the hormone prolactin, which can contribute to cramps, weight gain and breast tenderness. Amy Capetta, Woman's Day, "10 Foods That Fight Off ALL Your PMS Symptoms," 19 June 2015 As for the other ingredients in Newborn, the brand touts hyaluronic acid, squalene, and vitamin E as the supporting cast in this cream. Marci Robin, Allure, ""Newborn" Cream Claims to Give Adults Baby-Soft Skin With a Surprising Ingredient," 29 Oct. 2018 Commit to Daily Conditioning with a Growth SerumFor all types of brows, Palumbo advises clients to dab on a restorative oil, like her own blend of grape seed oil, vitamin E and lavender. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Ultimate Guide to Better Brows, from Microblading to Miracle Gel," 28 Oct. 2018 The formula includes vitamin E to condition skin and provide antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors. Hallie Gould, The Seattle Times, "6 top products for smooth summer skin," 26 July 2018 Bio-Oil contains vitamin A, which helps boost collagen production, and vitamin E, which protects the skin against the effects of free radicals that can weaken and damage skin. Emily Rekstis, SELF, "9 Ways to Use Bio-Oil, the Drugstore Scar Treatment People Love," 22 June 2018 Try this ultra-nourishing retinoid oil; in addition to a blend of vitamin A, pro vitamin A, and retinoid, the formula contains vitamin E and omega fatty acids to soothe and hydrate. Kathleen Mulpeter, Health.com, "The Best Anti-Aging Products to Buy at the Dermstore Sale," 27 Mar. 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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