PALMOILMAGAZINE, JAKARTA – Vitamin E is a vital nutrient that can be found in various food sources, including palm oil, a widely produced and consumed vegetable oil across many countries. Palm oil is notably rich in vitamin E, with crude palm oil containing a concentration of approximately 810 parts per million (ppm).
Vitamin E in palm oil has many forms, including α-tocopherol, α-, γ-, and δ-tocotrienol. Every form of vitamin E plays its roles and advantages to maintain man’s body good.
One major advantage of vitamin E is its ability to minimize cancer risks. As natural anti-oxidant, vitamin E protects cell membrane from oxidative damage by free radical. It is important because cell damage caused by free radical could contribute to develop cancer (disease). Consuming palm oil that consists of vitamin E would help us to protect the cells in body from damages and minimize cancer risks.
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Besides, vitamin E has something to do with minimizing hearth disease risks. In a research, vitamin E is proved to protect cells in blood vessel from oxidative damages. This would help prevent the making process of plague in artery and maintain the healthy system in cardiovascular in a whole.
The research also showed vitamin E potentially minimize the risks of diabetes, could help arrange glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity which is significant to control blood sugar. By maintaining blood sugar control, we could minimize the risks to get type two diabetes.
Not only that, vitamin E in palm oil is potential to escalate body immune. As significant nutrients to optimally function body immune, vitamin E helps maintain the balance and fight infection. By having good body immune, we would be able to fight the disease and maintain healthy body in a whole.
Besides the advantages mentioned above, vitamin E in palm oil has something to do with Alzheimer and down syndrome disease risks. Though it needs further study to know what exactly the process is, the early research showed that vitamin E could help protect brain from oxidative damage and inflammation that has something to do with the two conditions.
Though palm oil has vitamin E, it is important to know that it is not suggested to consumer over vitamin E. Daily consumption recommended for vitamin E should be 15 milligrams, according to Food and Nutrition Board in 2000. Getting the numbers could be by consuming balanced and various food which are full of vitamin E, including palm oil in normal portion. (T2)
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