The vitamin was discovered in cabbage called "vitamin U," named after its ulcer healing capacities. •
Methylmethioninesulfonium Chloride, Cabagin-U
Good Sources- Cabbage, Alfalfa, Green leafy vegetables, egg yolks
Discussion- Cabbage Juice healed ulcers in a week or two, so Dr. Cheney proposed it was a vitamin. Another possible factor responsible for Vitamin U activity in Cabbage and Alfalfa might be Allantoin.
Vitamin U was originally an old term for folic acid. The term was later used for an ulcer-preventative factor discovered in cabbage, alfala, celery and cereal grasses. That substance was isolated down to methylmethioninesulfonium chloride.
In Studies: Dr. Garnett-Cheney, professor of medicine at Stanford Medical School, published a report concerning the use of cabbage juice in the treatment of gastric ulcer. Of 65 cases reported, 62 were cured at the end of three weeks.
Sources: extracted from cabbage juice
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