Why it is essential for the body

Vitamin U has multiple benefits for your body. Vitamin U is a term introduced in the early 1950s to identify a compound found in cabbage juice. Contrary to its name, this is not a vitamin per se, but a derivative of the amino acid methionine.

Vitamin U has multiple benefits on the body: it protects the organs, reduces cholesterol and stimulates the healing process of wounds and stomach ulcers. It is found both in the form of food supplements and naturally in various fresh foods. Crucifers such as cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale salad have the highest content of this vitamin.

What benefits does vitamin U have on the body?

It can cure stomach ulcers

Initial studies in 1950 suggested that a daily intake of about a liter of cabbage juice helped intestinal ulcers to heal 4-5 times faster than the standard anti-ulcer therapy available at the time. However, it should be noted that specialists could not identify whether this was caused by this vitamin, contained in cabbage juice, or the effect was potentiated by other nutrients.

Protects the lungs, liver and kidneys

In an animal study, the vitamin helped reverse some of the liver damage caused by the common anti-convulsant drug – valproic acid.

In another study, rats given the vitamin had less severe kidney damage after receiving valproic acid than those who were not given vitamin U. The substance appears to reduce markers of inflammation, according to DC Medical.

Stimulates the healing process of skin lesions

According to experts, vitamin U seems to provide some protection against harmful sunlight. It also stimulates the healing of skin wounds and closes open wounds faster.

Reduces cholesterol levels

Studies are limited, but some have found potential in reducing harmful cholesterol and triglycerides.

Source: Doctorul Zilei by www.doctorulzilei.ro.

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