Why does our body need rutin?

For a long time it was believed that the thinning of the walls of the vessels and the violation of their permeability, primarily due to a lack of vitamin C in the human body. But, studying some forms of diathesis and other diseases, the scientists came to the conclusion that the use of ascorbic acid in these cases is powerless, there is not enough of a very important component for a complete cure.

An important discovery was made in 1936 by the Hungarian biochemist Albert Szent-György, who empirically removed from the rind of lemon a new natural compound, vitamin P, which today is called a true flavonoid complex. In fact, these are substances that are of natural origin and are capable of partially covering the body’s need for vitamin C.

Required item

That is why this vitamin is sometimes called C2, although, of course, the most frequent and well-known name for it is “rutin”, although it cannot be considered the most accurate, because, in fact, rutin is just one substance from the whole group of flavonoids, which are combined in single title. These include esculin, hesperidin, anthocyanin, betaine, rutin, and so on.

The experiment was conducted on guinea pigs that were infected with scurvy and hemorrhagic diathesis: after the introduction of this substance into the organism of animals, a positive trend was observed.

The very name of the element was derived from the English "permeability", meaning "permeability", because it is the permeability of blood vessels that is reduced due to the use of this compound.

Vitamin P is of particular value to the human body, because it refers to those substances that it is not able to produce independently, so it has to be obtained from the outside.

Regular use of rutin can normalize the operation of capillaries, their strength and elasticity, and, as a result, reduce high blood pressure and, if necessary, slow down the heart rhythm.

It significantly enhances the effect of vitamin C, many experts recommend to take these drugs together, even there is an opinion that vitamin P is activated only in the presence of ascorbic acid.

What else is routine so useful for man?

Based on the concept of what vitamin P is, you can concludethat it is an excellent tool for the treatment and prevention of hypertension, and also prevents the formation of diseases of the stomach and duodenum.

It is believed that the systematic reception of rutin (for 60 days), is able to reduce intraocular pressure, so it is actively used in the treatment of patients who suffer from glaucoma. Also, rutin has a stimulating property, regulating the function of the adrenal cortex, as well as affecting the daily rate of urine and bile.

We must not forget that the vitamin in question is a whole set of different compounds, therefore, depending on from what natural sources it was obtained, it is possible that its various effects on the human body.

For example, rutin contained in garlic, bell peppers and tomatoes has a beneficial effect on reducing the growth of tumor cells, as well as various neoplasms that affect the mammary glands and blood.

But vitamin P in the composition of green tea has long been recognized as almost the best natural antioxidant that protects against the harmful effects of free radicals, thereby slowing the aging process in the body.

And also vitamin P is capable of:

  • Inhibit the development of cataracts;
  • Regulate the sugar content in the blood;
  • Feel in redox reactions in the body;
  • Lower the level of "harmful" cholesterol in the blood;
  • Relieve allergic reactions;
  • To improve the healing of tissues with various internal diseases (ulcer, gastritis of the stomach, duodenum).
  • Warn various bleeding, so it is often prescribed to pregnant women.
  • Its reception is recommended for chronic ischemic heart disease, as well as for myocarditis, endocarditis.

It is also known that it has a powerful antibacterial property, it can be used in the treatment and prevention of colds and infectious diseases. The lack of routine in the human body is manifested in the form of general malaise, weakness and pain in the shoulders, legs and joints.

The lack of such a substance can be expressed in the form of small hemorrhages under the skin, which are formed due to weak vessel walls, as well as in the form of small, but permanent bruises. Next - the sudden weakness of hair, their loss, the appearance of acne, periodontitis.

Especially vitamin P may not be enough in winter and springtime,when there are practically no fresh fruits and vegetables, therefore, it may be necessary to take it as part of vitamin complexes.

Healthy drink

As for the excess of vitamin and its contraindications, we can say with certainty: they simply do not exist. Everything superfluous is derived naturally from the human body, so there is no risk of rutin.

Experts have not been able to agree on the daily rate of such a vitamin, so it varies in fairly wide limits - from 20 to 80 mg, if you need vitamin for medicinal purposes, then it can be from 100 to 160 mg. Naturally, taking such a drug, like any other, should be done with the instructions of a doctor, who will recommend how to use it correctly in a particular case.

Sources of routine

The most popular sources of this compound, of course, are citrus fruits: lemons, oranges, tangerines, grapefruits. It can also be found in black and red currants, green tea, rosehip, blue plums, cherries and cherries, as well as in buckwheat.


The greatest concentration of rutin is found in cranberries and lemon, mountain ash, currants, pepper, dill, tomatoes and green tea, so be sure to pay special attention to these products when forming your daily menu.

It must be remembered that rutin is very rapidly destroyed by the action of sunlight, water and oxygen, in addition, a significant amount of this element disappears very quickly in people who smoke.

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