Function of vitamin E in physical exercise: a review.

  title={Function of vitamin E in physical exercise: a review.},
  author={Holger Gerster},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Ernahrungswissenschaft},
  volume={30 2},
  • Holger Gerster
  • Published 1991 in Zeitschrift fur Ernahrungswissenschaft
Even though vitamin E may not improve physical achievements in sports competitions, as shown in several swimming experiments, it is important for the health of skeletal muscle: in its role as the major lipid-soluble chainbreaking antioxidant in lipid cell membranes, vitamin E protects muscle tissue in aerobic exercise, in which oxygen metabolism and, consequently, free radical production are greatly accelerated. Animal studies in several laboratories have shown that endurance exercise results… CONTINUE READING