Vitamin E is oil soluble and your body stores some of this nutrient, as long as it has enough. Vitamin E is noted for heart health and also breast health and E combined with Selenium is a potent cancer fighter. Some people cannot absorb Vitamin E because of poor digestion of oils. There is a dry E that can be used if you have trouble digesting oils. Many nutritionists say that heart health in this country started going downhill when steel grinding mills were introduced and replaced stone mills. The steel mills ground the wheat so fine that it separated the wheat germ from the flour and wheat germ is a major source of vitamin E. So, whole grain wheat bread was changed to wheat bread without wheat germ (Vitamin E) and over many years, heart health deteriorated. The later introduction of bleached flour for white bread further robbed nutrients from the grain. Even the government recognized this wasn’t good and the manufacturers now have to fortify bread with vitamins–except they can now use cheaper, synthetic vitamins. Natural vitamin E is also a powerful antioxidant, helping to clean your insides. This powerful antioxidant has many benefits for those diseases that deteriorate under oxidative stress such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and stroke. Many people know the healing power of Vitamin E and use it topically to heal wounds. See our Vitamin E Stick.