Vitamin E

The main characteristics of Vitamin E are mentioned below.

  • Fat-soluble, that is, it is stored in body fat and is present in almost all tissues of the body (muscles) and the liver.
  • Powerful antioxidant, preventing the oxidation of fats.
  • Preserves the integrity of cell membranes, guaranteeing cellular functioning that would be altered due to pre-oxidation of the lipids in said membranes.
  • Prevents the loss of nutritional value of fats and essential fatty acids and the rancidity of feed.
  • A Vitamin E supplement in the diet improves the immunity of cats.
  • Vitamin E has an antioxidant effect and its moderate use has proven effective in preventing various cellular damages derived from oxidative activity. In a study published this year it was found that moderate supplementation stimulates the feline system.
  • The signs of vitamin E deficiency in cats cause very pronounced symptoms, since the oxidation of body fat gives rise to chronic inflammation - pansteatitis - and also depression, anorexia, pain and decreased movement and agility.