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Vitamin P (Bioflavinoids)

Vitamin / Mineral Supplement Overview:
Vitamin P, otherwise known as flavinoids, enhances the use of vitamin C by improving absorption and protecting it from oxidation. Great sources of this vitamin are found in the edible pulp of fruits, green pepper, broccoli, and red wine.

How Vitamin P (Bioflavinoids) Vitamins Work in the Body:
Promotes blood vessel health, including improving capillary strength
Vitamin P (Bioflavinoids) prevents accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque
Has anti-inflammatory properties acting against histamines
Vitamin P (Bioflavinoids) may help protect against infection and blood vessel disease
May lower blood pressure by relaxing smooth muscle of cardiovascular system
Vitamin P (Bioflavinoids) may inhibit tumor growth
May have estrogen-like activity
Vitamin P (Bioflavinoids) may prevent hemorrhoids, miscarriages, capillary fragility, nosebleed, retinal bleeding in people with diabetes and hypertension
May lower cholesterol levels

Foods High in Vitamin P (Bioflavinoids):
Apricots
Bilberry
Blackcurrants
Broccoli
Buckwheat
Cherries
Citrus fruits
Ginkgo
Grapes
Green Pepper
Green tea
Hawthorn
Milk thistle
Onions
Red wine
Rose hips
Tomatoes
Yarrow

Using Vitamin P (Bioflavinoids) Supplements:
Available as:
Liquid: the best form due to its high bioavailability and fast absorption. Always choose liquid as your first choice when supplementing your diet.
Tablets: available

Recommended Daily Vitamin P (Bioflavinoids) Intakes
There are no daily recommended allowances for this vitamin.

Medical Precautions: Consult your Medical Doctor If you:
Medicate yourself
Take any of the following:
Aspirin
Laxatives
Cold and cough remedies
Antacids
Vitamins
Minerals
Amino acids
Supplements
Other prescription and OTC drugs

Pregnancy:
If you take supplements, tell your doctor.

Breastfeeding:
If you take supplements, tell your doctor.

Vitamin P (Bioflavinoids) Supplement Storage:
Heat and/or moisture may alter the vitamin. Refrigeration is recommended.

Symptoms of Deficiency:
No reports exist of this deficiency.

Overdose:
Signs of Overdose:
No overdose symptoms are expected.

Vitamin P (Bioflavinoids) Side Effects:
No overdose symptoms are expected.

Vitamin P (Bioflavinoids) Interactions:
No overdose symptoms are expected.

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