COR-Restor incorporates vitamin E into our Nitric Oxide boosting formula because it helps prevent cancer, heart disease, strokes, cataracts, and possibly some of the signs of aging.
Vitamin E protects artery walls and keeps “bad” (LDL) cholesterol from being oxidized. Modern medicine no longer adheres to the belief that elevated cholesterol levels are a primary factor affecting health. Instead, doctors agree that oxidation of LDL is to blame for chronic disease. Oxidation of LDL cholesterol marks the beginning of clogged arteries. Vitamin E also keeps the blood thin by preventing blood platelets from clumping together.
Vitamin E protects cells and DNA from damage that can turn cancerous and it has been shown to reduce the growth of tumors while enhancing immune function and preventing precancerous substances from being turned into carcinogens.
Women who suffer from fibrocystic breast disease have often find relief by taking vitamin E. Fibrocystic breast disease is characterized by painful breasts, sometimes with benign lumps or swelling, starting several days before the menstrual period. Researchers aren’t sure why vitamin E helps this condition, but numerous studies indicate that it does.
Vitamin E can be beneficial to people with diabetes because it enhances the action of insulin and improves blood glucose metabolism by reducing oxidative stress. Vitamin E is a powerful nutrient that keeps the nervous system healthy by protecting the myelin sheaths that surround nerves and it appears to prevent mental degeneration due to aging, possibly including Alzheimer disease.
Athletes need adequate amounts of vitamin E to fight free radicals that are produced by the body during intense activity. Vitamin E ensures these free radicals don’t get out of hand. Vitamin E also treats claudication-pain in the calf muscles that occur at night or during exercise.
Premature babies receive vitamin E to prevent damage to the eye as a result of artificial ventilation.
Ongoing animal studies suggest that vitamin E may limit lung damage caused by pollution. It appears that vitamin E can reduce the activity of common pollutants such as ozone and nitrogen dioxide.
Many women report that vitamin E helps reduce hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.
Aging skin has been linked to the destruction caused by free radicals over time. Although there are many different factors at work, wrinkled skin is largely the result of cumulative UV exposure and exposure to chemical pollutants in the environment, as well as oxidative stress created by normal cellular processes in the body. The destructive nature of these toxic molecules gradually breaks down healthy collagen and compromises the skin’s integrity. As mentioned earlier, Vitamin E has a unique chemical structure that enables it to effectively and safely neutralize free radicals. Research has shown that vitamin E modifies genetic signals in skin cells to help prevent oxidative damage. Additionally, scientists have found that delta tocotrienols are quite effective at slowing the production of melanin, the skin pigment responsible for age spots.
Vitamin E plays an important role in maintaining the barrier function of the skin as well. Topically applied vitamin E is an excellent moisturizer that helps keep the skin healthy and soft. Vitamin E locks moisture into the skin and prevents dehydration because it is able to penetrate the skin deeply and provide broad spectrum defense against signs of aging skin - from the inside out.