Easy “E”: Vitamin E and Where to Get It
Alpha-tocopherol. If this sounds like another of those strange things a company might add to a product for some secret reason…we get it.
But don’t worry. It’s just vitamin E. Let’s take a closer look.
Why vitamin E is important
It’s hard to keep track of the vitamin alphabet, but “E” is easy. According to the Mayo Clinic, vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) may benefit vision, blood, brain, and skin.1
But above all, we love vitamin E’s functionality as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are compounds, found in some foods, which according to Medicine Plus may,counter cell damage.2 Among the most renowned antioxidants are beta-carotene, vitamin C, and (yes) vitamin E.
Where to get vitamin E
It isn’t too complicated. You can just go to the store and buy what you needin a supplement. Or you can get it right from your food. Did you know that even plant milkcan be a good source?
Vitamin E isn’t always on the label. So, to help you select your best diet, here are a couple high-performers from the Elmhurst® 1925 plant milk collection – measured against the recommended daily value (RDV) of vitamin E for adults (15mg).3
- Elmhurst Unsweetened Almond Milk– 5.9mg Vitamin E (39.3 percent RDV) per 8oz serving.
Elmhurst Unsweetened Hazelnut Milk – 2.9mg Vitamin E (19.1 percent RDV) per 8oz serving.
Elmhurst 1925 is not the sort of brand that adds extra things – including supplemental vitamins. It’s better to get your nutrients from a natural source – whether hazelnuts, almonds, or something else.
And it’s simpler when you’re using more nuts (up to 4x) than the other leading brands, and a method that preserves their nutrition while converting whole ingredient to beverage.
With Elmhurst, getting your vitamin E (and many other vitamins and good things) is just easier!
1 Mayo Clinic Staff, “Vitamin E,” Mayo Clinic, 10-18-17
2 MedlinePlus, “Antioxidants,” 1-30-19
3 National Institutes of Health, “Vitamin E: Fact Sheet for Medical Professionals,” 8-7-18