My Vitamin E Mantra

Everyone knows that Vitamin E has a wide range of health benefits; skin, hair, nutrition, fitness, etc. We'd like you to share the importance of Vitamin E and how it has benefited you - What sources of Vitamin E do you use and / or recommend? How have you made it part of your daily routine?

Tell us via blogs or vlogs, your pick. Participate now and get a chance to win exciting prizes.

Now this is what we need to write on to win exciting prizes. Now who doesn't like exciting prizes. So here I go. So let's approach this logically and take a look at what the prompt says. The first line says - "Everyone knows that Vitamin E has a wide range of health benefits; skin, hair, nutrition, fitness, etc. " and the second says "We'd like you to share the importance of Vitamin E". Not this begs the question if everyone already knows why share? That is actually the paradox of the workings of the human mind. They like to hear more and more of what they already know and less and less of what they do not. Take my own dear son for instance. He has a set of questions to which I give him a set of answers. We have done this routine over a hundred times. But she still seems to love it. He asks me the question again and again. And I give the same answer over and over and that throws him into paroxysms of  delight. I guess people retain this basic characteristic to their adult days and this manifests in more subtle ways.

Anyways we are digressing and let us get back to Vitamim E. Apparently it helps skin, hair, nutrition, fitness, etc Since I so happen to not belong to the everybody who ostensibly knew the benefits of this Vitamin E, I did a google search on what this etc. may be. Usually when you are a consultant or a market researcher it is the category etc. or others that has most of the critical information. And indeed it was so - Cholesterol control, Improved Vision, delay onset of Alzheimer's disease, reduce cancer risks were some of the answers that came up. Now all this is cool, isn't it? When Vitamin E can do all this who gives a damn about hair and skin. But again that reflects my poor understanding of the ways of the world. Hair and skin are apparently the most important aspects of human life. As per an unnamed study half the world's wealth is spend on researching how to improve human hair and skin. Whole industries flourish and whole bunch of people have made their lives around this key human theme of hair and skin. It is called by the collective name of beauty. That sound nice, doesn't it. Hairy and skinny doesn't seem to have the right ring to it.  Though everyone wants nice hair and skin, no one wants to be hairy and skinny. Beauty - that is the name of the game. 

So now having established importance of beauty let's get on with where all we get this thingy. Again uncle Google to the rescue - Sunflower seeds, Almonds, Hazel Nuts, Wheat germ, mango, avocado, butternut squash, broccoli, Spinach, Kiwi and Tomato. That's a whole lot of stuff, eh? Lets now see one by one which I eat and which I don't. Sunflower seeds - that is stuff for birds. But yes, nice with corn flakes. But not part of daily fare. Almonds - yes. Hazel Nuts - don't get the stuff our here in India except those imported ones and stuff. Wheat Germ - no clue. Wheat I have , germ I would rather not. Mango - yes in summer season though it is becoming unaffordable for mango people. Avocado, butternut squash, broccoli, kiwis - again all foreign stuff. Spinach and tomato - of course very much part of the cuisine. So the conclusion being I do get my quota of Vitamin E. Only the quantum we need to see. How much we need and how much we get. I guess it is not enough. Ad that is why we need to have  Evion Supplements.

Can imagine having a tin of  #Evion in my pocket and going about singing.

I'm Popeye the sailor man
I'm Popeye the sailor man
I'm strong to the fin-ich
Cause I eats me spin-ach
I'm Popeye the sailor man.

Just instead of spinach, this #Evion thingy. Spinach kind of doesn't have shelf life while this has I guess. So there goes the super formula to become world class beauty if a female or Popeye the sailor man if male.Or vice versa before social justice warriors jump at me for sexism. I am absolutely fine with beautiful men and strong women as well. So Vitamin- E, it is the the key to everything. Though frankly speaking I prefer Vitamin-M which is why I write posts like this and look longingly at the prizes.

Now the call to action. Here's the link to evion and here's the link to Popeye


umashankar said...

I was taken aback a bit by the Vitamin. But as the chill winds of middle age ravage and wreck my hair and skin, you have me excited with that promise.

T F Carthick said...

Ha Ha. Though will do one of those contest posts for old time sake. They help me free up my creativity.

Preeti Chauhan said...

Loved your "Oh what the heck" style .informative and entertaining both .

T F Carthick said...

Thanks Preethi.

jaish_vats said...

Hello TF

Is this a contest post ? If yes good luck . Most of the health posts on the web talk about exotic foreign products rt ? We just need to listen to our grandmothers about what is good I think .

T F Carthick said...

Thanks Jaish. I hardly ever write in ways that help to win. But I remembered they used to fuel my creativity. So thought will start doing contests again just for the heck of it.

Vrushali said...

I am not saying I have the best skin of all. I do get occasional breakouts. But considering my daily routine (driving more than one hour every day on a two-wheeler in Bangalore traffic and pollution), I can safely say that I have good skin. You can find so many DIY masks and scrubs to give your self-luxury treatment.

Again, all this is not magical solution for skin and hair problems although we do expect magic. Everyone is different and underlying cause of problems can also be different. So please don’t expect that over night everything will change, if that was the case then no one would ever have bad skin and no one will lose hair. But having proper E should help improve the nourishment.

Thanks for the article; its really helpful and informative.

Anonymous said...

hehe.A tongue in cheek one.Enjoyed reading it :)

T F Carthick said...

Thanks Asha.

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