Vitamins A, B, C, D, E ... etc. There are many kinds of vitamins to be eaten every day. The name is also unfamiliar 'Vitamin U'.
What is Vitamin U?
Vitamin U, also called 'methylmethionine sulfonium', is a component extracted from cabbage and has a unique taste and aroma. Vitamin U is not, strictly speaking, a vitamin. It plays a role similar to water-soluble vitamins and has been shown to be effective in healing ulcers in animal experiments.
|Vitamin U has a variety of effects (Source = Wikimedia Commons)|
Vitamin U Efficacy
Vitamin U has the effect of protecting the stomach wall from stomach acid and other stimuli by promoting the production of prostaglandin, a hormone secreted from the gastric mucosa. Vitamin U is also used to treat duodenal ulcers and can reduce the risk of certain cancers such as colon cancer, prostate cancer, and liver cancer. Vitamin U is also known to reduce allergic reactions caused by tobacco smoke.
|▲ Cabbage is a food with a lot of vitamin U (Source = Wikimedia Commons)|
Vitamin U Many foods
Vitamin U, which is excellent for protecting the stomach, is abundant in vegetables such as cabbage. Drinking cabbage juice once a day can help protect your stomach from gastric ulcers by taking aspirin or long-term medication. Also, △ bean sprouts, spinach, kale, tomatoes, celery, turnips, radishes and parsley are also rich in vitamin U.