Why do we need Vitamin P?…
LET´S think… PLEASURE as the new vitamin P.
Did you know that our brain demands this “vitamin”?
We are persistently seeking a “positive” pleasure state. We need this vitamin to cope with new challenges.
Searching for new data, I found that Flavonoids were classed as Vitamin P, although they are no longer that. Flavonoids are antioxidants, something WE ALL start seeking at some point of our lives too. (Keep following & you will discover future posts on ANTIOXIDANTS as the ELIXIR OF ETERNAL YOUTH)
But, first, we need to start with a brief definition on Vitamins. They are, vital nutrients that an organism requires in limited amounts. We also called an organic chemical compound VITAMIN when an organism cannot synthesize the compound in sufficient amount…
If there is NOT enough in us… it must be obtained to ensure our welfare state. We normally obtain this supplementation by adding them to our diets as food supplements…
As a pharmacist, I want to tell you that Supplementation is important for the treatment of certain health problems. There is little evidence of nutritional benefits when used by healthy people, however is widely used as a form of PREVENTION.
Some of the symptoms we experience when our “vitamin levels” are low are shown in eyes, skin, hair, nails, mouth, and tongue…
These organs belong to the sensory nervous system and they are responsible for processing sensory information. Although, the experience of pleasure is subjective, there are many pleasure experiences associated with satisfying basic biological drives, such as eating, exercise, hygiene, and sex. (Coming up soon, new posts on Exercise & Vitamin P!)
Our body produces hundreds of neurochemicals. Some scientists have identified a small fraction of these. Here is a list with just a brief description on “the effect”:
- ENERGY by Adrenaline
- REWARD by Dopamine
- CONFIDENCE by Serotonin
- PAIN KILLING by Endorphins
- BOND & CONNECTION by Oxytocin
- ANTI-ANXIETY by GABA (=gamma-Aminobutyric acid)
They interfere in some form with the mechanism of Vitamin P. (If you want to know more about the effect of these neurochemicals on Pleasure, please do get in touch!)
As part of my mission on Prevention & Pharmaceutical Care I really hope we got the purpose! So, it is time to improve our wellbeing by increasing our levels of Vitamin P.
GIVE YOURSELF ENOUGH VITAMIN P, because there is no risk of side effects …
Simple tip: YOU COULD START with a smile…
SMILE FOR PLEASURE!
I hope you enjoyed this post.
I am going to categorize this one under Tips & Advice, but… stay tuned for a new page coming soon… called… NEWS & FACTS.
THANKS VERY MUCH for your time!