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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For example, the use of vitamin A or vitamin E supplements while taking blood thinners may increase the risk of bleeding. Ronald S. Litman, Philly.com, "New study on supplemental vitamins proves they're useless and a waste of money," 5 June 2018 And people who eat them have more nutritious diets that include more fruits and veggies overall, plus more fiber, vitamins E and K, magnesium, potassium, and healthy monounsaturated fat (MUFAs), according to one study. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "11 delicious avocado recipes that don't involve avocado toast," 1 June 2018 This cream is made with a nourishing combination of shea butter and vitamin E, a great mix for moisturizing a growing belly and preventing stretch marks. Lisa Desantis, Health.com, "Khloe Kardashian Swears By This $11 Belly Butter to Prevent Stretch Marks," 15 Mar. 2018 One study found that too much vitamin E may raise the risk of prostate cancer. NBC News, "Vitamin supplements don't lower cardiovascular risk, study finds," 10 July 2018 The lightweight formula, packed with vitamin B5, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and SPF 30, is a dream combo that moisturizes, firms and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "5 SPF trends your face needs this summer," 29 June 2018 The supplement contains trenella mushrooms and a type of vitamin E that helps preserve collagen—and doubles as a great milk substitute, according to Bacon. Deanna Pai, Bon Appetit, "Moon Juice Founder Amanda Chantal Bacon Has a New Beauty Line and, Fine, I'm Into It," 25 June 2018 It's also infused with vitamin E that nourishes and shields the skin from damage while leaving it with a healthy, natural glow your unfiltered Instagram pictures will thank you for. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Dermstore's Sunscreen Sale Has All Your Favorite SPF Products at a Discount," 22 June 2018 Its watergel formula swaps in drying alcohols for vitamin E, vitamin P, broccoli, aloe leaf extract and UVA/UVB filter microspheres. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Get summer ready with these beach essentials," 11 June 2017

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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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