Heart attack is a leading cause of death worldwide and new treatment strategies are highly sought-after. Unfortunately lasting damage to the heart muscle.

Recent clinical research studies Published in Redox Biology, the clinical study sheds new light on the potential of the acute therapy with vitamin E in patients presenting with heart attack, and may ultimately offer an effective low-cost treatment.

Vitamin E offers one of the most effective anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. As currently no drug available that can reduce the cardiac damage caused by an overshooting inflammation after reopening of a blocked coronary artery, the potential impact of vitamin E on cardiovascular health would be significant.

Vitamin E is a nutrient that’s important to vision, reproduction, and the health of our blood, brain and skin.

Vitamin E has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances that might protect our cells against the effects of free radicals , molecules produced when our body breaks down food or is exposed to free radicals. Free radicals  play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

Foods rich in vitamin E include canola oil, olive oil, margarine, almonds and peanuts. We can also get vitamin E from meats, dairy, leafy greens and fortified cereals. Vitamin E is also available as an oral supplement in capsules or drops.

The recommended RDA daily amount of vitamin E for adults is 15 milligrams a day.

FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT

Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 100 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.

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