Dr. Odin Vitamin E is an antioxidant that fights damaging natural substances known as free radicals. It is incorporated into the fat-based tissues of the body, such as the heart, fat-carrier molecules such as bad cholesterol, and our cell membranes, where it acts to stabilize these structures and protects them from free radical attack. Vitamin E also protects our cells from compounds such as lead, mercury, and other heavy metals. Vitamin E is complementary to vitamin C, and it?s recommended that people take them together. Because of vitamin E??s strong antioxidant effects, it??s an important part of an individual??s daily regimen, and addresses heart health, men??s and women??s health, longevity, prenatal care, memory, and fitness. People taking blood-thinning medication such as warfarin should exercise caution when taking high doses of vitamin E.