Consuming vitamin E-rich foods may help combat the stress that hypothyroidism places on the body’s antioxidant defenses. Vitamin E may protect cells from oxidative stress associated with hypothyroidism.
The body’s antioxidant status represents its ability to ward off intruders that can threaten the immune system and speed up the aging process. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that may help the body defend itself against intruders threating the immune system.
Sources of vitamin E include nuts, seeds, spinach, vegetables, and fortified cereals. Just like the other fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K, vitamin E shouldn’t be taken in supplement form, unless advised by your doctor. Excessive intake of fat-soluble vitamins can be hazardous to your health.