vitamin P

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A water-soluble coloured substance found in crystalline form in citrus fruits. It functions as a bioflavonoid and, in association with vitamin C, improves the permeability and integrity of the capillary lining. It is not a true vitamin, but was dubbed ‘vitamin P’ by Dr Albert Szent Gyorgi, a Hungarian scientist who gained the Nobel prize for his part in the discovery of vitamin C.

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