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Vitamin P (Bioflavonoids)

Bioflavonoids are not true vitamins nonetheless, they are sometimes referred to as vitamin P. The term bioflavonoids refers to many different ingredients and include hesperin, hesperidin, eriodictyol, quercetin, quercertrin, rutin etc. The human body cannot produce bioflavonoids, so they must be supplied in the diet.

Bioflavonoids are essential for Vitamin C absorption, and the two should be taken together. Furthermore a daily intake of Vitamin C and bioflavonoids may make you less susceptible to cold sores. Bioflavanoids help to maintain blood vessel walls, strengthen capillary walls, assists with anti-coagulant for capillaries and prevents accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque.

Good sources of Vitamin P (Bioflavonoids) are:
apricots
cherries
paprika
grapefruit
lemons
citrus fruits
green peppers
grapes
strawberries
black currants
prunes
leafy vegetables

Deficiency of Vitamin P (Bioflavonoids) may cause:
bruising
varicose veins

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Vitamin P (Bioflavonoids):

For further information on nutrients RDA see our complete list for recommended dietary allowance.


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