Vitamin E is an important vitamin required for the proper function of many organs in the body. It is also an antioxidant. This means it helps to slow down processes that damage cells. In fact, it is a nutrient that’s important to vision, reproduction, and the health of your blood, brain and skin. Some people use vitamin E for treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels. It is also used for treating diabetes and its complications, liver disease, kidney disease, Peyronie’s disease (painful erection in men), and enlarged prostate (BPH). Furthermore, it is used for preventing cancer, particularly lung and oral cancer in smokers. Vitamin E is also used to decrease the side effects of chemotherapy. Women use vitamin E for preventing complications in late pregnancy due to high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia), for preventing preterm labor, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), benign breast disease, weak bones (osteoporosis), painful periods, menopausal syndrome, hot flashes associated with breast cancer, and breast cysts. In conclusion, vitamin E has been linked to helping prevent several diseases and should be part of everyone’s daily nutrient supply.