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Where does Vitamin E come from?

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The term vitamin E describes a group of eight fat-soluble antioxidants, all of which are naturally present in certain types of foods, according to The World's Healthiest Foods. Foods that are rich in vitamin E include sunflower seeds, spinach, peanuts, asparagus and mustard greens, among others, according to Healthaliciousness.com.

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Where does Vitamin E come from?
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A popular component of many anti-aging skin care products, vitamin E is thought to prevent free radicals in the skin, which are believed to be one of the major causes of aging, according to The World's Healthiest Foods. Vitamin E is also available as an over-the-counter nutritional supplement. Too much vitamin E can be harmful. A healthy daily dose of vitamin E is 20 milligrams.

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    Are certain forms of vitamin E healthier than others?

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    The form of vitamin E called alpha-tocopherol is healthier than other forms of vitamin E, according to the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. It is the only one of the eight forms of vitamin E effectively used by the body. The liver releases alpha-tocopherol but causes the body to excrete the other forms of the vitamin.

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    Where can you find a list of foods that contain niacin?

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    As of 2015, a list of foods containing niacin can be found at the Dieticians of Canada, Orgeon State University and The World's Healthiest Foods. The World's Healthiest Foods displays the amount in each serving, in milligrams and as a percent of the daily recommended intake.

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    Is Vitamin E harmful?

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    It is not harmful for an individual to consume vitamin E through foods, but consuming high doses of vitamin E supplements may cause health problems, according to National Institutes of Health. The chance of health risks increases with the amount of vitamin E supplements taken, according to WebMD.

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    What foods have vitamin E?

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    Foods that have vitamin E include sunflower seeds, which have 82 percent of the daily value of vitamin E according to the World's Healthiest Foods. Almonds have 40 percent DV, while spinach has 25 percent DV.

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