(NaturalHealth365) Vitamin P is remarkable for many reasons, it isn’t a vitamin per se, but is a variety of bioflavonoids. This speaks volumes for its broad range of attributes. Biofavonoids address most health conditions and come from multiple natural sources.
Vitamin P was discovered by Nobel Price winning scientist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi in1936. Vitamin P is also known as flavonoids.
Scientists have identified over 4,000 flavonoids. Vitamin P fuels your body with life-changing botanical elements. Biofavonoids are the most natural concentrated source of nutrients linked to the function of every cell in your body.
These are a few of the bioflavonoids: quercetin, rutin, myricetin, apigenin, hesperin, hesperidin, luteolin, catechin, eriodictyol, cyaniding and others. Each has an effect on human health, which is why vitamin P’s range of health benefits is so broad.
There is research that shows the powerful antiviral activity of flavonoids. Bioflavonoids are powerful anti-oxidants, which slashes cancer risk, and slows tumor growth.
Two important bioflavonoids are well known and these are quercetin and rutin. According to Dr. Sherri Lieberman and Nancy Brunning, authors of The Real Vitamin Book; Quercetin has been found to be active against these cancers: breast, prostate, colon, gastric, head and neck, leukemia, lung, melanoma, liver, ovarian, and cervical. Rutin is known for its ability to strengthen capillary walls. Clinically, bruises that easily occur may be a sign of weak capillary walls.
Bioflavonoids according to some of the latest scientific findings are responsible for an infinite array of protective effects. The list of benefits include: better circulation, stimulates bile production, prevents and may reverse cataracts, strengthens capillaries, reduces stroke risk, and lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol. Rutin treats varicose veins, glaucoma, hay fever, hemorrhoids, and reduces allergy symptoms.
The dietary options include the most commonly eaten foods. Take a bite out of just about any whole food and you are harvesting the benefits of bioflavonoids. Vitamin P is essential to the absorption and utilization of vitamin C.
One of the best places to find bioflavonoids is in vitamin C rich foods such as citrus. The perfect way to get vitamin P and C together is in oranges, grapefruits, lemons, tangerines, and tangelos. The vitamin P is in the white material beneath the citrus peel. Tangerines are the easiest way to get vitamin P; the white part stays on each section.
Other vitamin P-rich foods include green peppers, broccoli, buckwheat, nuts, seeds, grains, legumes, cacao, and red wine. The unrivaled list of foods with some bioflavonoids include: apples, apricots, black currants, cherries, grapes, green tea, milk thistle, onions, paprika, strawberries, tomatoes, mango, and prunes.
It would seem that this list would ensure that everyone had the required amount of vitamin P to stay healthy. On the standard American diet we can come up on short end of just about any nutrient. There are substances that can deplete our store of vitamin P. These are smoking, alcohol consumption, aspirin, prescriptive antibiotics, painkillers, cortisone, and of course a high sugar diet.
Vitamin P insufficiency responds to a diet rich in whole foods. Supplementation should come from the flavonoids in a plant based diet. The silent epidemic of nutritional deficiencies is due to the deterioration of American’s food supply.
About the author Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.