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 body tissues (muscles) and the liver.
- Powerful antioxidant, preventing the oxidation of fats.
- It preserves the integrity of the cell membranes, guaranteeing the cellular functioning that would be altered due to the pre-oxidation of the lipids of said membranes.
- It prevents the loss of the nutritional value of fats and essential fatty acids and the rancidity of the feed.
- A Vitamin E supplement in the diet improves the immunity of cats.
- Vitamin E has an antioxidant effect and its moderate use has shown its effectiveness in preventing various cell damage derived from oxidative activity. A study published this year has shown that moderate supplementation stimulates the feline system.
- Signs of vitamin E deficiency in cats cause very pronounced symptoms, as the oxidation of body fat leads to chronic inflammation -panesteatitis- and also depression, anorexia, pain, and decreased movement and agility.