I find that Vitamin P levels are inadequate or low in most of my clients and also in many people I know. The nutrients provided by Vitamin P are required for the health of mind and body.
Eating, exercise, and medical intervention can affect changes in our physical health. However, our "health" cannot be reduced to a state of mere physical well-being -- this is only 1/3 of the full health picture, which is comprised of body, mind and spirit.
Adequate Vitamin P is absolutely essential because it affects change across all 3 areas of our health -- body, mind, and spirit.
TANGIBLE BENEFITS & WHAT SCIENCE HAS TO SAY
There's convincing evidence that high doses of Vitamin P improve your well-being, while deficiencies in it contribute to complications.
Unlike other physical-only treatment options like prescription medications and surgeries, getting more Vitamin P doesn't come with side effects, risks or potential for harm.
Numerous studies have found positive correlations between increased time spent in parasympathetic state (P1), spiritually-induced sense of peace (P2), and play (P3) that indicate such things can and do improve physical, mental and spiritual health (and overall happiness!).
All varieties of health benefits have been linked to increases in Vitamin P, including:
increased immune activity, improved memory, reduced need for insulin in diabetics, increased heart protection, lowered stroke risk, lowered depression risk, weight maintenance and loss, reduced acne, increased libido, reduced breast cancer risk, lowered blood pressure, lowered heart rate, reductions in chronic pain and fatigue, slowed spread and reduction in cancer cells, reduction in stress hormone production, increased circulation, lowered cholesterol, increased resistance to tumors and viruses, reduced IBS, reduced insomnia, and so much more.
In addition, studies have also found negative health correlations resulting from the stress that comes with a deficiency in P vitamins. Mayo Clinic states:
You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work. But stress may actually be the culprit ... Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior ... Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
Mayo additionally provides this reference chart:
THE 3 TYPES OF VITAMIN P
Vitamin P1, P2, and P3 are terms I've come up with describe three synergistic nutrients required for the optimal health, healing, and operation capacity of our bodies and brains.
- P1 - PARASYMPATHETIC - the nervous system state in which essential brain and body repair occurs.
- P2 - PEACE - the internal state of mental and emotional calm and balance, characterized by thoughts and feelings of serenity and security -- independent of external life factors.
- P2 - PLAY - time spent in healthy, enjoyable activity that stimulates the positive reward center of the brain, promoting endorphin release.
VITAMIN P1 - PARASYMPATHETIC MODE
Vitamin P1, or the Parasympathetic vitamin, is a nutrient that increases rest, digest, fertility and repair functions within the body and brain as governed by the central nervous system. Vitamin P1 does the following for us:
- directs blood, oxygen and resources to digestive system organs and activity
- speeds up liver function, filtration, detoxification, and regrowth
- allows for deep restoration of body and brain via REM sleep
- reduces endogenous demands on brain
- lowers need for brain response to exogenous sensory stressors
- decreases demand for adrenal, adrenaline, and cortisol output
- encourages endocrine system repair
- increases hormone synthesis, production and reserves
- heightens sexual capacity, function and fertility
- allows for cell repair and replacement
- promotes cell and tissue rehydration
- ramps up immune system and immune cell reserve
- permits decompression of spine, joints, and muscles
We can increase our P1 level by spending more time in a parasympathetic state. For ideas on how to increase P1, please check out 50 Ways to Get Parasympathetic.
Vitamin P1 is most effective when accompanied by increases in P2 and P3.
VITAMIN P2 - PEACE
Vitamin P2, or the Peace vitamin, is a nutrient that promotes a state of internal balance, tranquility and order within the brain. Vitamin P2 soothes us by reducing the impact of mental and emotional stressors, releasing us from the incredibly harmful and debilitating grip of:
Vitamin P2 levels are increased through the adoption of a spiritual practice that includes intentional time spent in:
Vitamin P2 is most effective when accompanied by increases in P1 and P3.
VITAMIN P3 - PLAY
Vitamin P3, or the Play vitamin, is a nutrient that helps repair mental, emotional and/or physical damage inflicted up our brains and bodies. Vitamin P3 is increased through positive activities and experiences that stimulate the reward center of the brain and promote hormone and endorphin release, including things like:
- social activity
- sexual activity
Vitamin P3 is most effective when accompanied by increases in P1 and P2.
ARE YOU VITAMIN P DEFICIENT?
Are you already a health-conscious person?
Are you still struggling to achieve full-spectrum health, despite diligent, continued efforts to heal themselves through diets, exercise, and medical interventions?
If so, you may be deficient in Vitamin P.
Just as we need physical nutrition, we also need mental, emotional and spiritual nutrition, which we derive from the three P Vitamins.
You're certainly not alone. Many people have missed or dismissed the importance of Vitamin P.
Given there are no risks, no side effects, and the rewards could be life-changing, I suggest you to ramp up your dose of Vitamin P immediately.
Don't wait for science to catch up.
You've got nothing to lose.
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