The nutrient that can reverse tobacco damage

We've all made a few mistakes. And if you live long enough, there's a good chance you'll make a few doozies over the years.

It's part of being human.

One of the biggest mistakes millions of people have made is smoking. Many people get wise and eventually quit -- but even then, they're forced to live with the damaging effects of tobacco for years or even decades.

Well, if that's your story, I've got some good news for you, because there's a single nutrient that can help speed your body's recovery from this bad decision.

The even better news is that it may even be one you're already taking, because new research confirms that vitamin E can reverse some of the cardiovascular damage caused by the effects of tobacco.

In the study, pack-a-day smokers who quit for a week saw an average improvement in vascular function of 2.8 percent. But pack-a-day smokers who also took 500 mg a day of the gamma tocopherol form of vitamin E saw an even bigger improvement -- an extra 1.5 percent on average.

That may sound like a small number, but an extra 1.5 percent improvement in vascular function can actually decrease the risk of heart disease by nearly 20 percent.

That's not all, either: Vitamin E also helped slash levels of inflammation and improve overall blood vessel function in the former smokers.

The smokers in the study were all recent smokers and they were all relatively young -- but given the fact that vitamin E is one of nature's most powerful antioxidants, you can expect to see benefits reversing the effects of tobacco whether you quit last month, last year, or even decades ago.

Ask a holistic doctor about the amount that's right for you and the best way to get it as well as other nutrients that can help reverse the damage caused by the effects of tobacco.