Antioxidant Vitamin E.
“Vitamin E” is the collective name for a group of fat-soluble compounds with distinctive antioxidant activities. Vitamin E is found naturally in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. According to the National Institutes of Health, the amount of vitamin E recommended for adults is 15 mg per day.1
Vitamin E can be found in many foods including eggs, fruits, and nuts, like almonds. Just one ounce of almonds contains 50% of the daily value for vitamin E – the highest amount found in one serving of any tree nut. Specifically, the natural form of vitamin E in almonds is known as d-alpha-tocopherol, which is more potent than the synthetic forms of vitamin E that you’ll find in dietary supplements.
Think of this antioxidant-rich vitamin as a bodyguard for your skin: Antioxidant vitamin E helps protect skin cells from the damaging effects of free radicals caused by pollution, UV rays, cigarette smoke and other factors.