Calling vitamin P routine is not entirely correct, since this substance is only a small part of the total content of 150 elements under the general name flavonoids. The concept of vitamin P includes esculin, hesperidin, catechin, anthocyanin and 146 other active substances. Vitamin P partially replaces the human need for vitamin C and therefore received the additional name C2. In addition, both vitamins enhance each other`s action and show an even greater antioxidant activity.
The human body does not produce vitamin P, and the presence of this substance is very important for maintaining health. Regular consumption of foods rich in flavonoids helps to increase the strength of capillaries, make them elastic and normalize the condition with increased heart rate, spasmodic blood pressure, lower excess intraocular pressure. Also, this vitamin promotes the formation of bile, regulates the work of the adrenal gland, has a diuretic property. The ability of vitamin P to contain excessive production of serotonin and histamine is widely used as an anesthetic and decongestant. Vitamin, obtained from different sources, can have different effects on the body, for example catechin, one of 150 elements, which is obtained from green tea, is recognized worldwide as the most effective antioxidant of natural origin. By removing the negative effects of free radicals, it helps to restore immunity, prolong youth, protect cells from aging, destroy viruses and bacteria in the body.
You can get vitamin P from yellow citrus fruits, from buckwheat, apricots, dogrose, blackberry, chokeberry, parsley, sweet cherry, beer, wine, tea, coffee, paprika. Also, the vitamin is produced by the pharmaceutical industry as part of multivitamin complexes or in pure form.
If there is a lack of vitamin P in the body, weakness, fatigue, there is increased fragility of blood vessels and capillaries, bleeding gums, pain in the legs, in the shoulders, a tendency to cold and infectious diseases, a general decrease in immunity, increased blood pressure, lethargy , arrhythmias, etc. Signs of excess vitamin in the literature are not described.