Vitamin E Needed for Getting DHA into the Brain

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Findings in an article published in The Journal of Lipid Research (First Published on April 8, 2015, doi: 10.1194/jlr.M058941) indicates that vitamin E deficiency may cause neurological damage by interrupting a supply line of specific nutrients and robbing the brain of the “building blocks” it needs to maintain neuronal health.

A story appeared on the Oregon State University website entitled Mechanism outlined by which inadequate vitamin E can cause brain damage (04/13/2015) that outlines and describes the findings in The Journal of Lipid Research article.

Read:  Mechanism outlined by which inadequate vitamin E can cause brain damage (04/13/2015) (Oregon State University)

Foods that are highest in Vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols) are:

  • Almonds, raw or dry roasted
  • Avocado and avocado oil
  • Blueberries
  • Collard greens, cooked
  • Egg yoke
  • Milk
  • Mustard greens, cooked
  • Olives and olive oil
  • Papaya
  • Raw sunflower seeds and sunflower oil
  • Spinach, cooked
  • Swiss chard, cooked
  • Turnip greens, cooked
  • Wheat germ and wheat germ oil

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References:

Novel function of vitamin E in regulation of zebrafish (Danio rerio) brain lysophospholipids discovered using lipidomics, Jaewoo Choi, Scott W. Leonard, Katherine Kasper, Melissa McDougall, Jan F. Stevens, Robert L. Tanguay and Maret G. Traber


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