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  • The medical argument for animal testing doesn’t stand up. Even if it did, I don’t think we should kill other species. We think we’re so much better; I’m not sure we are. I tell people, “We’ve beaten into submission every animal on the face of the Earth, so we are the clear winners of whatever battle is going on between the species. Couldn’t we be generous? I really do think it’s time to get nice. No need to keep beating up on them. I think we’ve got to show that we’re kind.
    -Paul McCartney

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Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol) Print E-mail

cornVitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin. The main function of which appears to be that of an anti-oxidant.  Anti-oxidants protect your cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of energy metabolism. These free radicals can damage cells and may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Additionally, alpha-tocopherol has been shown to inhibit blood platelet aggregation (forming of blood clots) and to enhance vasodilation (relaxation or opening of a blood vessel).

berriesSevere vitamin E deficiency results mainly in neurological symptoms, including impaired balance and coordination, injury to the sensory nerves, muscle weakness, and damage to the retina of the eye.

Good sources of vitamin E are vegetable oils (palm, sunflower, corn, soybean, and olive oil), nuts, sunflower seeds, berries, kiwi fruit, whole grains, peanut butter, and green leafy vegetables.

 
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