Category - Vitamin E

Vitamin E is the name for a group of fat-soluble compounds [tocopherols and tocotrienols] with distinctive antioxidant activities. Most studies, but not all, support the hypothesis that vitamin E supplementation has a protective effect against exercise-induced oxidative damage. Vitamin E supplementation [900 IU alpha-tocopherol acetate daily for 6 months] falied to have any beneficial effect on endurance in well-trained swimmers. Vitamin E deficiency adversely affects skeletal muscle, and it can lead to muscle degradation in humans.