Vitamin P Bioflavonoids
Posted on February 16, 2015
Vitamin P Bioflavonoids
Vitamin P BioflavonoidsVitamin P is water soluble and always accompany vitamin C in food. These include: Rutin, Hesperidin, Quercetin,Nnobiletin, Tangeritin, Sinesitin, Eriodictyol, Myricetin, Kaempferol, and Heptamethoxyflavone.
The body’s utilization of vitamin C is increased by the presence of vitamin P, preventing the destruction of vitamin C by oxidation and prolonging the effect of vitamin C.
Vitamin P is helpful in strengthening the permeability of capillaries
May help with colds and flu symptoms
Useful in the treatment of haemorrhoids, varicose veins, bruising, retention of tissue fluid associated with the menstrual cycle and rheumatoid arthirits
Vitamin C assists in keeping collagen (the intercellular cement) in healthy condition
Bioflavonoids act as an antioxidant keeping vitamin C and adrenalin from being oxidized by enzymes containing copper.
The bioflavonoids also chelate copper from the body.
Dosage and toxicity
There is no recommended daily dose for vitamin P. Since vitamin P occurs naturally in vitamin Crich food sources, when ingested together they are more helpful than synthetic vitamin C which does not contain vitamin P
Deficiency Effects and symptoms
Deficiency effects of vitamin P are similar to vitamin C as they are closely related. Especially noted is the increased tendancy to bleed, haemorrhage and bruise easily and may also contribute to rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever.
Water, Cooking, Heat, Light and Oxygen all destroy vitamin C and vitamin P.
Smoking increases the bodies requirement of both vitamin C and vitamin P
Other beneficial effects
Dizziness caused by Labyrinitis (inner ear disease)
Harmful effects of x-rays
Bleeding gums or bleeding disorders
Muscular dystrophy (lowers blood pressure)
Raises blood histamine
Lowers body serum copper
Irregular or painful periods
Good Dietary Sources
The peel and pulp of citrus fruit
Apricots, Cherries, Grapes, Green peppers, Papaya, Tomatoes, Broccili, Buckwheat, Blackberries, Roships, Alfalfa, Burdock, Celery, Dandelion, Chicory, Chickweed, Dogrose, Horehound, Horseradish, Parsley, Elderberries, Cress, Cayenne, Violet leaves, Red clover, Comfrey, Plantain and Nettles.
The pulp of whole lemons and oranges contains 10x more vitamin P bioflavonoids than the juice.