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Molecular formula: C6H14NO2IS,
Molecular weight: 291.2.
Scientific name: iodide methyl thio-butyl acid.
Solubility:It has a special smell, salty and bitter taste. It is unstable in light or in air. Soluble in water, insoluble in ethanol and ether. An aqueous solution is acidic.
What is vitamin U?
Vitamin U is derived from a “U” word for ulcer. As the name suggests, Vitamin U is an anti-ulcer agent. Found in cabbage juice in 1954, it is mainly used in the adjuvant treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers, ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal motility and chronic gastritis, and can promote the repair and healing of the wound surface of gastrointestinal mucosa and improve the gastrointestinal motility function. Vitamin U is not an essential micronutrient used to sustain human life, so it is not part of Chemicalbook’s true vitamin system. Vitamin U, also known as S-Methylmethionine, is widely found in various higher plants and animals, and because of its simple structure, it can also be very convenient for artificial synthesis. Vitamin U is most commonly stored in liquid form, but it can also be made into tablets. A well-known product in Vitamin U preparations is Weixian U, which is widely used in patients with digestive tract diseases such as chronic gastritis.
The most common sources of vitamin U are naturally green cabbage leaves, as well as alfalfa sprouts, spinach, kale, tomatoes, celery, wheat, turnips and radishes.
Vitamin U properties:
Found in cabbage, bok choy, kale, lettuce, alfalfa and other green leafy vegetables. It has a special smell, salty and bitter taste. It is unstable in light or in air. Soluble in water, insoluble in ethanol and ether. An aqueous solution is acidic. It is mainly used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers. It can be prepared by the reaction of methionine with iodomethane.
Vitamin U Action:
In the treatment of gastric ulcer has an important role.
- It is used as an auxiliary in the treatment of peptic ulcers, colitis, and gastritis and has helps also on secretory, acid-forming, and enzymatic functions of the intestinal tract.
- Helps to protect the gastro-esophageal system, relieves painful heartburn helping the body counteract the effects of GERD.
As an anti-ulcer factor, vitamin U is a high energy substance with physiological activity (12 kcal/gram molecule). It is the active methyl donor in the body, promoting the anabolism of thymine and choline, and can make histamine methylation into inactive methylhistamine. General health experts recommend taking Vitamin U directly from fresh vegetables and various fermented foods, as cooking may reduce vitamin U levels. Its clinical mainly as an anti-ulcer agent mainly used in the treatment of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, it is not an essential nutrient for human body.