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In recent years, the consumption of antioxidants in athletes has markedly increased. Exercise and endurance activities require a large energy as well as cause a high turnover of antioxidant capacity through sweat losses, musculoskeletal repair process and metabolism in the body. Antioxidant system in the body becomes depleted during exercise which causes cells and tissues are more susceptible to reactive oxygen species (ROS). Antioxidants includes vitamin E have received attention predominantly as a nutritional strategy to maximize sport performance and preventing detrimental effects of ROS, which continuously generated during strenuous exercise. Vitamin E is a non-enzymatic and potent lipid-soluble antioxidants that able to scavenge and neutralize the ROS. Vitamin E has the ability to protect against oxidative stress in human and animal, as well as enhances physical endurance. Therefore, the aim of this review is to evaluate the potential effects of vitamin E in modulating oxidative stress in order to enhance physical performance in athletes. To date there is still poor evidence that dietary supplementation with vitamin E will improve sport performance. However it can be suggested that antioxidants supplementation rich in vitamin E may act as alternative strategy to improve physical performance.