Dr Jason West
The MOST important vitamin, Vitamin P. Haven’t heard about vitamin P? Well, you are not alone and why is it the most important vitamin? Because, it makes vitamin C work. It’s the essential co-factor for the Vitamin C complex.
My favorite vitamins – Vitamin P, Vitamin C, Vitamin F, Vitamin D, Vitamin B (all 30+), Vitamin G, and Vitamin T. Wait a minute, you might say, Vitamin F? P? G? T? How come I haven’t heard of those?
Perhaps you haven’t been to the right doctor? In the upcoming posts, we will talk about the other vitamins but for right now, let’s focus on Vitamin P.
Vitamin P, comes from citrus fruits that boost your immune system (by starting the Vitamin C process) and aids in the prevention of diabetes. It was discovered by scientists in the 1930s and in all fairness, Vitamin P is the old school terminology for flavonoids/bioflavonoids. It really only comes from plant matter – that’s why it’s so important eat colorful foods and hard candies, licorice, and food colorings, don’t count!
There are more than 6,000 different variety and not only does Vitamin P make Vitamin C work, it also helps to protect plants from bacteria AND fungus. Are you struggling with fungal infection, candida, yeast, toenails and chronic sinus infection? You are probably missing Vitamin P.
Guess what? It doesn’t end there. Vitamin P helps to your body to have health levels of collagen that helps your skin to look young and beautiful. It helps fight the process that damages cells and makes them defective. It is believed that Vitamin P (flavonoids) prevent chronic disease like cancer and heart disease.
According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, following a diet of Vitamin P rich foods make you 31% less like to have a cardiovascular incident, that’s a stroke folks! So let’s review what’s in Vitamin P.
There are anthocyanis, catechins, polyphenols, isoflavones, pcynogenols, and querticin, in vitamin P. That is a lot of big words, so let’s blast through those definitions.
Anthoncyanins are necessary for free radical scavenging and antioxidant protection. These help to digest carbohydrates and regulates the release of glucose. Helps to stabilize blood sugar.
Catechins is a powerful antioxidant (cleaner) and one study showed that people who consume catechins reduce arterial stiffness or in other words makes your circulation easier and reduces the strain on your heart which effectively reduces blood pressure.
Polyphyenols are linked to reduction of different types of cancer and heart disease.
Pycnogenols – protect your heart and reduce blood sugar. Isoflavones are phytochemicals that helpe reduce free radicals and lower the risk of heart disease and cancer. And last, but not least, quercitin. This powerful chemical hasantioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects which might help reduce inflammation, kill cancer cells, control blood sugar, and help prevent heart disease.
Foods that have Vitamin P
- Anthocyanins and catechins come from acai berry, black tea, dark chocolate, raspberries, wine, chickpeas, soybeans, and other legumes.
- Pcynogenols come from barley, cinnamon, cranberry, grape seed, grape skin, pine bark, and rhubarb.
- Quercetincome from apples, berries, citrus fruits, onions, and other fruits and vegetables.
To summarize, Vitamin C if my favorite vitamin. It doesn’t work without Vitamin. If you eat healthy, alive and colorful foods you will get Vitamin P and it gives you a healthier life.
If you don’t like vegetables and fruits, you can supplement with Nature’s Nx products:
- 110%(antioxidant formula)
- Super Hero Supreme – best multivitamin
- Mojo Maker, my favorite energy supplement.
Jason West, DC NMD FIAMA DCDBN