Is vitamin E safe for my child?

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Yes, vitamin E is safe for children but only give your child supplementation as advised by your doctor. Vitamin E is a vitamin, which means our bodies need it to survive. But most of us get the vitamin E we need in the foods we eat. Vitamin E is found in oils, nuts, whole grains and green leafy vegetables. Children need less vitamin E than adults. Children between the ages of four to eight need seven milligrams a day while children between the ages of nine to 13 need 11 milligrams. An ounce of almonds contains more than seven milligrams and two tablespoons of peanut butter contain about three milligrams. Talk with your doctor before giving your child vitamin E. Too much can be dangerous. Vitamin E is stored in the liver and too much can cause serious side effects.

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