When considering a supplement, the title ingredient or main active ingredient typically drives the consumer’s decision. In our case, that ingredient is New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil. But today we’re going to talk about one of the other ingredients in GLX3 – Vitamin E oil. After all, in a supplement with only three ingredients, each should play an important part, right?
We admit, we haven’t been giving this important vitamin the attention it deserves here on this blog. We’re aiming to change that, because the benefits of Vitamin E are actually quite impressive.
For instance: recent research has shown that proper Vitamin E consumption can actually reduce the risk of cancer. These days, it seems as though nearly everything that is enjoyable has some sort of negative health consequence. News like this is certainly a breath of fresh air. Let’s take a look at why Vitamin E is important and how you can go about adding more of it into your lifestyle and diet. Even for those who don’t want to read labels or cut out their favorite foods, this is a doable scenario. Who knows – you might even start to enjoy this whole healthy living concept!
Why Vitamin E is important
According to PreventDisease.com, 6 billion people – the vast majority of the world’s population – do not get enough Vitamin E to see sufficient levels of cognitive and cardiovascular health. That’s an astonishing revelation – and one that should raise dietary flags immediately. Why aren’t we prioritizing Vitamin E? We want our brains and hearts to work well, and we need strong immune systems to ward off disease.
This deficiency is especially surprising given that the recommended doses of Vitamin E aren’t actually that high: 13 milligrams daily for men, 11 milligrams daily for women, and 9 milligrams daily for kids under 10. With all of the delicious foods that contain Vitamin E, and supplements that can be added to round out the equation, it would seem that with only a little effort we could see a drastic reduction in that 6 billion figure.
If you’re eating a healthy diet, odds are you’re taking in at least close to enough Vitamin E to see the benefits. Foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids often have Vitamin E, meaning that you’re not only lowering your cancer risk, you’re reducing joint pain and inflammation as well. Healthy diets include a variety of foods (some of which we’ll discuss momentarily) and are certainly not as boring as they’re often made out to be.
How GLX3 fits in
We harp the benefits of our groundbreaking supplement a lot, but it’s important to remember that supplements are best used in addition to, not in place of, a healthy lifestyle and diet. If you live a sedentary lifestyle, eat a poor diet, and aren’t willing to take small steps to get on the right track, supplements sadly aren’t going to do much good.
While they may help you meet the recommended minimum requirements for certain vitamins and nutrients, that’s not enough to see whole body health.
Another important factor in choosing a supplement containing Vitamin E oil is to look at the other ingredients. If you come across any that are genetically modified, there is a good chance that the Vitamin E may be synthetic. This has been shown to potentially have the reverse effect – tumor progression may actually worsen.
When considering a supplement containing ingredients that are often genetically modified, such as corn and soy, thoroughly read the label. We also encourage asking a nutritionist or doctor if you aren’t sure about the quality of a certain ingredient.
We’re proud to say that you won’t find any soy or genetically modified ingredients in GLX3 – we use only natural New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil, New Zealand Olive Oil, and Vitamin D Oil. In addition to a healthy diet, our supplement ensures you’ll meet the recommended Vitamin D levels. Lower cancer risk along with less joint pain and inflammation will have you back to the activities you love and feeling great while you’re at it.
Foods high in Vitamin E
We were pleasantly surprised to learn that many foods that we love – from avocados to almonds – are great sources of Vitamin E. Think of these foods as a sort of ‘approved list of guilty pleasures’ that make eating healthy much more fun. Let’s take a look:
Avocado: 2.7 mg
Almonds: 7.3 mg/ounce
Broccoli: 1.2 mg/half cup
Butternut Squash: 2 mg/cup
Kiwi: 2.7 mg/cup
Mamey Sapote: 5.9 mg/half fruit
Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, Almond Oil: at least 2 mg/teaspoon
Spinach: Up to 3.8 mg/cup
Sunflower Seeds: 10 mg/ounce
Sweet Potato: 4.2 mg/tablespoon
Adding these foods into your diet
As you can see, there are a number of delicious and healthy foods that offer ample Vitamin E. Putting more of these foods into your diet can be quite fun, actually. We recommend heading to Allrecipes.com and plugging a few of these items into the ingredient search bar. You’re sure to find a number of great recipes that as simple as they are delicious.
If your current diet is built on higher levels of meat and not many of these ingredients, start small at first! Adding a cup of steamed broccoli or slice of avocado toast on the side of your meat dish can help add these items into your diet. After a while, you may even find yourself craving them!
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