why it is essential for the body and what are the benefits

Vitamins are essential organic compounds for your health, as the body cannot produce them on its own. The body needs vitamins for their role as a catalyst, supporting a series of processes and reactions that take place in the body. In case of deficiencies, the normal functions of the body are disturbed, leaving it vulnerable to disease. What do you know about vitamin P and what is its role for health?

Vitamin P belongs to the group of flavonoids. These are substances responsible for the resistance of capillaries. Together with vitamin C, vitamin P forms a protective shield of connective tissue, supporting normal blood circulation and capillary health, according to bioclinica.ro.

Also, being part of the bioflavonoids category, vitamin P has a strong antioxidant effect. Antioxidants are essential for tissue regeneration, replacing dead cells with new, healthy cells. Antioxidants also fight free radicals produced during cell burns. Free radicals affect general health and can also lead to the development of serious conditions (such as cancer).

The benefits of vitamin P:

  • improves the circulatory system
  • increases resistance to infections
  • influences hematopoiesis and blood coagulation
  • promotes the absorption of vitamin C from the digestive tract
  • promotes the metabolic action of vitamin C.
  • maintains the integrity of the capillary wall, its permeability and elasticity.
  • inhibits the formation of atheroma plaque and the appearance of signs and symptoms of atherosclerosis;
  • lowers cholesterol;
  • lowers blood pressure
  • it is hepatoprotective;
  • stimulates the elimination of bile from the gallbladder into the duodenum;
  • it is anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antitumor.

What foods are rich in vitamin P?

  • prune
  • black blueberry
  • rosehips,
  • cranberries
  • raspberry
  • hawthorn
  • Cherry,
  • cherries,
  • apricots,
  • mere
  • grapes
  • buckwheat
  • larch,
  • parsley,
  • salad,
  • papaya,
  • green pepper,
  • broccoli,
  • tomatoes,
  • green tea,
  • cacao
  • black chocolate
  • gingko biloba
  • NUTS
  • seed
  • cereals
  • citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit)

Vitamin P deficiency

Deficiency of this vitamin can cause manifestations such as capillary fragility (which promotes bleeding), lower limb pain, varicose veins, postpartum hemorrhage, gingival bleeding, heavy menstruation.

To avoid a deficiency, make sure you have a sufficient intake of vitamin P. The recommended daily dose is 10-20 milligrams per day.

Source: Doctorul Zilei by www.doctorulzilei.ro.

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