Vitamins are important nutrients found in food that are instrumental not only in supporting normal growth and development, but by also helping the body toàn thân maintain proper functions, such as immunity, metabolism, và protection against various diseases. There are thirteen essential vitamins required by the human toàn thân classified as either water-soluble or fat-soluble. Evidence from various observational studies indicates that nine of these vitamins may provide different health benefits associated with decreased disease risk1.
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Many of us are aware of the importance of vitamins lớn our bodies but most people haven’t heard of Vi-Ta-Min U. Have sầu U?
Probably not, since it’s not exactly classified as a vitamin2, lượt thích the thirteen that most of us are familiar with! Vitamin U is actually an enzyme, known as s-methylmethionine, and is used for both preventative sầu & treatment measures related to the digestive system và intestinal tract. While its most well-known food source is cabbage as well as its juice3, it can also be found in green vegetables such as celery, spinach, kale, and parsley or in the khung of a supplement3,4.
Since Vitamin U is most closely associated with its beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal mucosa, it’s no wonder that its healing properties can be of great benefit for people who experience esophagogastric lesions, chronic gastric ulceration, chronic gastritis, ulcerative colitis, diaphragmatic hernias, peptic ulcers, and other stomach complications and conditions3.
Despite its use during ancient times3, Vitamin U recently gained major attention in the 1950s when Dr. Garnett Cheney, a professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, discovered its healing properties through various experiments. In one of his better-known studies, a quart of raw cabbage juice was administered khổng lồ 100 patients with a peptic ulcer. Within two lớn five sầu days, major improvements were seen as the number of cases which experienced an end to lớn ulcer pain dramatically increased5.
The evidence-based results6 provided by Dr. Cheney’s experiment found Vitamin U khổng lồ hold two major therapeutic benefits:
1) The quiông chồng relief of the pain & related symptoms, without any use of drug therapy và mainstream “standardized” diets
2) A considerably faster ulcer crater healing time indicated through x-ray photography
Cheney had also conducted an experiment on guinea pigs in which he fed them cabbage juice6, which further portrayed the presence of a relationship between aspects of diet và anti-ulcer effects.
So, you may wonder- Why the letter “U”? How exactly did this extremely powerful “vitamin” get its name? Well, Dr. Cheney coined the term for the enzyme as Vitamin U, with U standing for ulcer. Isn’t it funny how the name of the solution and the name of the problem are the same?!
Vitamin U has been proven more than once to lớn be an instrumental factor in the treatment of gastric & intestinal ulcers7. Considering that it is naturally found in certain foods, especially raw vegetables, it may be a more natural & safe remedy alternative in comparison khổng lồ other forms of drug therapy that are known for reducing acid indigestion. These medications may pose risks khổng lồ other aspects of your health, especially your heart. But Vitamin U provides protective benefits in an all-natural way, keeping your gut and stomach at their optimal health!