Vitamin U : This vitamin promotes healing activity in peptic ulcers, particularly in duodenal ulcers. It also targets acid reflux, colitis and gastritis.

Vitamin U is not a vitaminin real term, but mostly it is used to describe the enzyme methylmethionine.  Its chemical names include Methylmethioninesulfonium Chloride, Cabagin-U and Smethylmethionine. This vitamin was discovered by Cheney an American scientist in the years of late forty’s. This vitamin can be artificially synthesized and in this form it is a white crystal. This vitamin U is highly soluble in water. This synthetic form can be utilized in treatment of ulcers but it is not so effective.

Vitamin U is sometimes called the “anti-ulcer” vitamin. This vitamin promotes healing activity in peptic ulcers, particularly in duodenal ulcers. It also targets acid reflux, colitis and gastritis. Vitamin U is notably found in raw cabbage. That’s right, raw cabbage. If you want to go further and reap the maximum rewards of taking vitamin U, then eat sauerkraut. This fermented food is a cancer inhibitor – reducing your risk of lung, colon, prostate and liver cancer. Sauerkraut is one of the few foods that contain the bacterium Lactobacilli plantarum. L. planatarum is a very dominant strain of healthful bacteria that helps inhibit pathogenic organisms like E.coli and salmonella.

Research has found that Vitamin U helps to remove the allergic reaction to tobacco smoke. If you are a non-smoker and cannot tolerate smoke, it could indicate a Vitamin U deficiency, which would also cause a person to be more affected by pollution in the air. Solve your problem by upping your intake of Vitamin U

Functions and benefits of vitamin U

  • Promotes healing in peptic ulcers, duodenal ulcers.
  • Helps in healing of skin ulcers and ulcers in the digestive tract.
  • Strength detoxicalions of the organism.
  • Helps in the diabetes.
  • Cures hamorrhoides.
  • Vitamin U also possesses detoxification actions and causes detoxification of harmful substance.
  • It provides lipotrophic effects on lipid metabolism and therefore provides protection to the liver from damaging effects caused by fat degeneration. This thing also provides good effects on the cerebral blood flow, coronary flow and prevent atherosclerosis.  It also results in marked improvement in the metabolism of cholesterol.
  • It enhances our immune system and protects us from infections. It creates resistance against infections.
  • Vitamin U has also found to possess some antihistamine like effects. It reduces the severity and complaints caused by allergies either of food allergy or nose allergy the hay fever, asthma etc.

Deficiency of Vitamin U

Since it is needed in very small amount, its deficiency cannot render dangerous signs and symptoms to our body.

Best food sources of vitamin U

  • It is found in both animals as well as plant kingdom. 
  • vegetables such as cabbage either raw or fresh, its juice, celery, parsley, carrot, onion, beets, peppers, alfalfa asparagus, tomatoes, spinach and the turnips.  It is also present in the green tea as well as the juices made from raw potatoes
  • Sauerkraut

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