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Scientists Identify an Innate Function of Vitamin E [news]

It's rubbed on the skin to reduce signs of aging and consumed by athletes to improve endurance but scientists now have the first evidence of one of vitamin E's normal body functions. The powerful antioxidant found in most foods helps repair tears in the plasma membranes that protect cells from outside forces and screen what enters and exits. Everyday activities such as eating and exercise can tear the plasma membrane and the new research shows that vitamin E is essential to repair.
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