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Vitamin E is a generic term for tocopherols and tocotrienols.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage caused by unstable substances called free radicals, which are produced by cigarette smoke, sunlight, pollution and chemical reactions in the body.
Vitamin E is also important in the formation of red blood cells and helps the body to use vitamin K.
Low levels of vitamin E are associated with digestive system problems where nutrients are poorly absorbed from the digestive tract. These problems include pancreatic disease, gallbladder disease, liver disease, and celiac disease.
Since vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, poor absorption of fat in the digestive tract can contribute to vitamin E deficiency. Some specific health conditions that can cause fat malabsorption include pancreatic disease, celiac disease, and gallbladder disease. Premature birth has also been shown to increase risk of vitamin E deficiency in infants.
Excellent sources of vitamin E include mustard greens, turnip greens, chard, and sunflower seeds. Other good sources of vitamin E include almonds, spinach, parsley, kale, papaya, olives, bell pepper, brussels sprouts, kiwifruit, tomato, blueberries, and broccoli.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin found in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, whole grains and green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin E is important for keeping the immune system strong, for red blood cell formation and keeping the blood from clotting. It is also an antioxidant so fights off damaging free radicals.
Signs of vitamin E deficiency include muscle weakness and loss of muscle mass, vision problems, anaemia and neurological problems.
Elevated vitamin E from over-supplementation may increase risk of bleeding.
We will send you your Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) test results.
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