Have you ever heard of Vitamin U? Don’t worry you’re not alone. I was walking around my favorite big box store a few weeks back and I saw an older man grabbing two giant bottles of Vitamin U supplements. What the hell is that I wondered. I have never heard of Vitamin U. Is this yet another fad in the health world? I needed to investigate. Dunt dunt dunnnn… Fingerlickinkitchen to the rescue.
Vitamin U was discovered by Dr. Garrett Cheney in 1952. He found that cabbage juice helped heal stomach ulcers. Which is how Vitamin U got it’s nickname from the Latin word Ulcus. Vitamin U, or S methylmethionine, is not actually a vitamin at all, but a derivative of methionine an essential amino acid (check out my Amino Acid blog entry)