I work, live, and study in the world of nutrition and until about one hour ago had no clue what bioflavonoids were or why we should be consuming them regularly. Here is the dealio on bioflavonoids in 100 words.
Compounds found in Bioflavanoids help support capillary integrity and (P)ermeability (hence why it’s called Vitamin P) by making it easier for nutrients, oxygen, and carbon dioxide to get into capillaries. Bioflavonoids also act as an antibiotic, reduce inflammation, and make Vitamin C last longer in our body – hooray!
Are you deficient in bioflavonoids? You might be if you have issues with bruising, bleeding gums, intestinal ulcers, or a generally weak immune system (like you’re always getting sick). Supplementing is recommended at 125 – 250 mg @ 3/day but it is probably easier and cheaper to actually get Vitamin P from the source – food! Here is a list of foods high in Bioflavonoids:
- Citrus fruit (or juice with the pulp)
- Pinto and Black Beans
- Black Currants
- Green Peppers
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