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P Vitamin (Bioflavonoids)
Bioflavonoids are essential for the absorption of vitamin C, and the two should be taken together. The term bioflavonoids refers to many different ingredients and include hesperin, hesperidin, eriodictyol, quercetin, quercertrin, rutin etc. The human body cannot produce bioflavonoids, so they must be supplied in the diet. Bioflavonoids are important for blood vessel wall and capillary maintenance, preventing the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque, strengthening connective tissue, may lower cholesterol levels. It also strengthens capillary walls, anti-coagulant for capillaries, protects vitamin C. A daily intake of Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids may make you less susceptible to cold sores.

Paba
An abbreviation for para-aminobenzoic acid, PABA appears to be a component of folic acid, a member of the B family of vitamins. It is made by intestinal bacteria and can be found in bran, brown rice, kidney, liver, molasses, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, whole-grain products and yogurt. Vitamin C and the B group vitamins , plus Folic Acid are best taken with PABA. PABA treats vitilgo, a condition characterized by discoloration or depigmentation of some areas of the skin, it is good for skin and hair and may treat arthritis. Para-aminobenzoic acid is used in sunscreen preparations since it can help protect the skin against ultra-violet radiation.

Pancreatin Enzymes

Passion Flower Herb
Passion flower herb has several medicinal uses. In the mid 1980's Germany's Commission E officially sanctioned it for the treatment of "nervous unrest." Other European countries used it to treat insomnia, while those in North America prized it as a sedative and treating anxiety. Is also harbors narcotic properties, which are believed to be useful in diarrhea and dysentery. Other uses include: alleviating shingles and asthma, particularly tension induced asthma. Some of the constituents of passion flower herb that may be responsible for its therapeutic properties include: alkaloids and flavonoids. For example, one type of flavonoid, apigenin, is none to have anti-spasmodic properties that could explain this herb's tension relieving attributes.

Peanut Butter

Peppermint

Perilla Oil
Perilla oil comes from the seeds of the Perilla frutescens plant, which grows in China, India, and Japan. Oil that comes from the perilla plant is rich in a substance called ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid). ALA is one of several types of omega-3 fatty acids. Two of the most prominent omega-3 fatty acids are EPA and DHA, which we can obtain from eating a diet of the right kind of fish (salmon, for example). To avoid the toxins that are now found in fish, many people take fish oil supplements to get their EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. ALA, by contrast, is found in certain vegetables...the perilla plant that is used to produce perilla oil being one of the best sources of ALA.

Phosphatidyl Choline
Phosphatidyl choline is the active ingredient in lecithin. Lecithin is a fatty substance that is needed for a wide variety of crucial bodily functions, such as building cell membranes and helping nutrients move in and out of cells. Phosphatidyl choline, which is an important source of the B vitamin Choline, only comprises about 15% of the lecithin that we derive from natural food sources; however, lecithin supplements can contain a wide range of between 10% to 98% of this active ingredient. Phosphatidyl choline breaks down fat deposits in the body, making it valuable in the prevention of atherosclerosis and heart disease. It is also essential to the liver, and helps strengthen its role in removing toxins from the body. As such, people afflicted with hepatitis and cirrhosis may find it beneficial. It can also enhance gallbladder health, and prevent gallstones. Phosphatidyl choline is broken down into choline in the body, and a lack of choline will adversely affect healthy adults quickly. Studies have shown, in fact, that within 30 days of a choline deficient diet, indications of liver problems will manifest.

Phytonutrients
Phytonutrients are nutrients concentrated in the skins of many vegetables and fruits, and are responsible for their color, hue, scent, and flavor. In the last few years, phytonutrients have been getting greater attention, as more and more research uncovers just how powerful these nutrients are for our health. They are potent antioxidants that can neutralize free radical damage. Free radicals are highly reactive chemical substances that, if left unchecked, can lead to premature aging and disease. Phytonutrients can enhance the strength of the immune system, and may play a role in preventing certain cancers.

Psyllium Husk
Psyllium husk is often used as a dietary supplement because it is an excellent source of fiber. It is known that poor bowel movements and poor elimination can lead to buildup of waste byproducts in the body. These waste byproducts can lead to bacteria and viruses that compromise the immune system, thereby creating illness. In short, normal bowel movements are important for optimal health and psyllium may help in this regard. Other benefits include promoting weight loss and possibly lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol. There are many sources of fiber, but psyllium husk supplements are a particularly rich source of soluble fiber. Psyllium has been used in India for thousands of years for these therapeutic purposes cited above. The Western world has more recently caught on to these benefits and the demand for these products has therefore seen a significant increase. The composition of psyllium husks are primarily complex carbohydrates. They have other uses, which include:
1) Helping to treat diarrhea (it has "binding properties" that may help restore normal bowel movements)
2) May help alleviate hemorrhoids
3) May help counter Cystitis
4) Harbors anti-inflammatory properties
5) Does not cause irritation like insoluble fibers can (examples: wheat bran and oat bran)
Psyllium may also improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes