A lot of celebrities endorse different health and weight loss products. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t.
We got this question from a viewer:
Dear Dr. Manny,
I’m a big fan of Khloe Kardashian and read on her website that she recommends vitamin E to improve vaginal health. Is there any truth to this?
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, which can form naturally in the body in many normal cellular processes. However, harmful UV rays, pollution, radiation and smoking can increase the number of free radicals to potentially dangerous levels. When it comes to your skin, free radicals can hurt collagen production, and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.
The 32-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star recommended vitamin E on her website: No joke: vitamin E may strengthen vaginal lining!!! Moisturize your labia and vagina with vitamin E oil to combat dryness and soothe irritation.
Although several studies conclude that vitamin E is good for your skin and nutrition, not all experts agree that it can boost your vaginal strength.
You certainly can use vitamin E oil in your vagina or in the vulvar area as a moisturizer, but you dont need to unless you have a problem with vaginal dryness and most women who are not menopausal dont, Dr. Donnica Moore, president of Sapphire Women’s Health Group, a multimedia women’s health education firm, told FoxNews.com. Moore graduated with a medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, and completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Temple University Hospital and in family medicine at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, New Jersey.