Vitamin E – the very special antioxidant
Contrary to popular opinion Vitamin E is not a single vitamin. This is rather a collective term for a high antioxidant (radical scavenger) and various fat-soluble substances, including the frequent tocopherols and tocotrienols, which cannot be produced from the body, but must be supplied from outside. And one should also, because a lack of vitamin E is largely effective.
What are the consequences of vitamin E deficiency?
If too little vitamin E is obtained from food, the body initially tries to compensate for this shortage by mobilizing vitamin E reserves from the body. Although this may create a selective compensation, however, an acute shortage also arises, that show long-term deficiency symptoms surfaces often only after a long time, but then are all the more intense.
How important the intake of vitamin E for the body is, one can already see from the variety of deficiency symptoms. A vitamin E deficiency leads to:
- Lack of concentration
- Weakening of the immune system
If the deficit is untreated over a longer period of time, the consequences can be even more serious, because then it can even lead to anemia or a noxious nerve and muscle breakdown.
How does vitamin E work?
Vitamin E is an antioxidant, ie a substance which can make free radicals harmless. These aggressive compounds formed by sunlight, X-rays, cigarette smoke, stress, or chemical reactions, denature important proteins and damage the structure of cells and DNA sustainably. If the tissue weakens, it can no longer adequately regenerate the function and there is premature aging. A reliable supply of vitamin E counteracts because free radicals are rendered harmless and the regenerative capacity and the resilience of the cells are sustainably improved.
This positive effect on cell health is noticeable throughout the body, most clearly seen in the complexion. The skin cells are healthy and stable, can protect against harmful UV radiation and trap moisture over an extended period, which in turn improves its elasticity better. Since Vitamin E also sets an anti-inflammatory effect on the dog, it can also counteract inflammation and support superficial injuries and skin irritation in the healing.
Vitamin E for dogs
In products for people vitamin E is used for many years and can also be of great benefit for the health of our dogs. In DOG FIT by PreThis® CARE senior highly concentrated Vitamin E is used to obtain healthy and elastic skin and fur of the dog and counter scaly, itchy skin and dull coat. In addition, the preparation contains the valuable joint nutrients Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM, and Hyaluronic acid, so it is a unique all-in-one product for an all-round healthy dog.