Health Benefits of Vitamin E
My patients often ask me what NatrixOne™ can do for their pets besides flexible joints and lustrous skin & coat. NatrixOne™ has three primary properties that each offer their own unique benefits with the common denominator being anti-inflammatory. These properties are 1) Omega Fatty Acids (OFAs), 2) natural vitamin E, and 3) Phytonutrients. In this blog I will be explaining the health benefits of vitamin E and why it is an important addition to any diet.
Our next post will explain some of the primary phytonutrients found in our proprietary camelina seed oil and olives. Camelina seed oil, the foundation of NatrixOne™ is 40% natural Vitamin E.
It has long been said that regular consumption of natural vitamin E can help ward off heart disease and prevent several types of cancer. While Alpha-tocopherol is the most common form of vitamin E seen in foods today, scientists have begun to look to its little-known cousin, Gamma-tocopherol, as the superior form of Vitamin E.
Unlike Alpha-tocopherol, Gamma-tocopherol has been found to prevent and reduce inflammation, and defend against reactive nitrogen oxides- disease provoking compounds in the body, which are integral to the inflammation process.
How Vitamin E Can Benefit your Dog
Type 1 Diabetes – Protects pancreatic cells from damaging effects of interleukin 1-beta
Cardiovascular Disease – Prevents inflammation which is the main contributor to cardiovascular disease
Neuro-Protective – Prevents oxidative stress and inflammation that contribute to dementia and other brain related degenerative conditions
Cancer Prevention – Both Gamma and Alpha tocopherols arrest development of cancer cells
Heals cuts – Vitamin E has long been known to heal abrasions
Moisturizes Skin – Ingested or applied topically, vitamin E is a great way to restore water loss to the skin
So, as you can see, NatrixOne™ and the natural vitamin E it contains, have a wide range of beneficial effects on your pet’s body. Please don’t wait to start your dog on a supplement when its old and already has health issues: Ben Franklin put it best: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”