Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects the cells against the detrimental effect of free radicals. It slows down the ageing processes and reduces the risk of cardiovascular and oncologic diseases. It is important for immunity, promotes faster wound healing and slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Why it is worth
To be examined at our Centre?
- The laboratory is accredited with the ISO 15189 standard, thus you can be confident that your tests will be performed to the highest quality.
- The results of the tests carried out will be explained to you by our laboratory specialists. This service is only offered by a few laboratories in the country.
- If required, we can perform further tests using the same sample of blood, for up to 7 days after the sampling.
- No danger of damaging or mixing up the test samples due to transportation.
- Tests can be carried out anonymously.
Good to know
Healthy people suffer from vitamin E deficiency very rarely. Generally, it is caused by various conditions, when nutrients are not properly digested or assimilated such as Crohn’s disease, coeliac disease, hepatic and digestive system diseases, cystic fibrosis etc.
Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin – this means, fats are required to assimilate it. Its deficiency may be caused by a diet that is low in fats.
- nervous system disorders;
- irritability, apathy ;
- allergic rash;
- diminished libido (characteristic for men);
- reduced sperm motility;
- dry mucous membrane of the genitalia;
- skin pigmentation;
- weaker vision.
- various skin diseases;
- stomach ulcer;
Excess vitamin E might occur only when taking nutritional supplements containing this vitamin. The indications are as follows:
- muscle pains;
- disordered blood clotting.
- Your test results will be ready within 20 working days. You can pick them up at the reception or, if you wish, we will email them to you.
- For an explanation of your test results, you should call the laboratory tel. (+370 5) 247 64 17.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
If you have completely eliminated fats from your diet, it is likely that you might suffer from a deficiency of all fat-soluble vitamins – A, D, E, and K.
Products rich in vitamin E include non-refined oils (especially wheat germ oil), sunflower seeds, almonds, peas, beans, spinach, avocadoes, buckwheat, eggs, grains, dairy products, meat, and cod liver.
The recommended daily intake of vitamin E is as follows:
- for adults – 10 mg;
- pregnant women – 12 mg;
- nursing women – 14 mg;
- children below 3 – 6 mg;
- children aged 3–10 – 7 mg.
Contact your family doctor or internist or register to visit a physician specialising in this field at our Centre. For consultation prices please click HERE.