This is the most important antioxidant for an athlete.
Aerobic exercise increases the rate of respiration which leads to a net increase in the rate of production of free radicals in the body.
Thus, increasing the body need for antioxidants.
Aerobic exercises place additional demands on the body’s free radical scavengers.
Vitamin E assists the body’s scavenger in mopping up the roaming free radicals in the body.
Athletes are advised to take 400-500IU per day to be able to cope effectively with the severity of their workout session since the required dose of Vitamin E needed by them cannot be gotten from their diets.