Unlike some well-talked about vitamins like Calcium or Vitamin C, Vitamin E is something not a lot of parents know or understand much about. However, it is a very powerful vitamin which acts as an antioxidant. Antioxidants help with protecting our cells from being damaged by free radicals, which may cause cancer and other unwanted diseases.
A body can store Vitamin E (it is fat-soluble), so an adequate dose must be taken, as too much of it can cause problems. It is suggested to look for natural sources of Vitamin E in food first, and if your doctor suggests supplementing your child's diet with Vitamin E, then there are supplements that can be taken.
Vitamin E is also considered as a remedy for the following problems: menstrual pain, preeclampsia preventative, scars treatment.
Kids are rarely vitamin E deficient, which is excellent. However, children with diseases where they cannot absorb fat-soluble vitamins or premature babies can become vitamin E deficient. This is where supplements are provided to help support vitamin E levels.
Usually, all Multi-Vitamins will include Vitamin E, so children taking Multi-Vitamins regularly will have their Vitamin E intake covered. You can find natural sources of Vitamin E in the following foods: Hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, carrots, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes and many other green vegetables.