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Benefits of Vitamin B2 riboflavin

Benefits of Vitamin B2 riboflavin

 

Cracked lips and mouth corners; a swollen, red tongue; eyes burning, itching, or tearing from extra blood vessels in the cornea; and a scaly, greasy dermatitis in skin folds.

Stress increases our need for riboflavin, vitamin B2, and during periods of emotional or physical pressure, you will need to insure that you increase your intake. Like  the other B vitamins, riboflavin is water soluble and easily antagonised by substance such as caffeine, alcohol, estrogen and in this case, Zinc.

Riboflavin plays a vital role in the production of thyroid hormone, which speed up metabolism and helps to ensure a steady supply of energy, also aids the body in producing  infection-fighting immune cells; it works in conjunction with iron to manufacture red blood cells, which transport oxygen to all the cells in the body. In addition,  riboflavin produces substance that asists antioxidants, such as Vitamin E, in protecting cells against damage form the naturally occurring, highly reactive molecules known as free radicals. It is essential for tissues maintenance and repair- the body use extra essential amounts to speed the healing of wounds after surgery, buns and other injuries.

The vitamin is also necessary to mantain the function of the eyes, and may be important for healthy nerves as well. In combination with other B vitamins, including vitamin B6 and niacin, it may help against a broad range of nerve  of nerve and other ailments, including Alzheimer disease, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, as well as anxiety, stress and even fatigue.

! B2 is necesary for healthy skin, hair, and nails, but too much alcohol and coffee will destroy this vitamin!

Dosage 50 mg is adequate, although your practitioner may recommend higher doses for therapeutic purposes. The best supplements are those that contain all of the B vitamins.

Facts:

Vitamin B2, riboflavin is far more stable than thiamine, although it can be destroyed by excess zinc, antibiotics, estrogen, caffeine, and alcohol. Sunlight can also destroy riboflavin, which is why milk cartons are made from opaques materials.

  • Aids growths
  • promotes skin, hair and nail health
  • necessary for metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates
  • necessary for reproduction
  • activates vitamin B6
  • convert carbohydrates to energy
  • reduces the frequency and severity of migraines
  • Riboflavin has proved valuable in treating skin disorder including rosacea, which causes facial flushing and skin pustules in many adults.

Deficiency symptoms

Sore mouth, lips and tongue, insomnia, photosensitivity, bloodshot, gritty eyes, scale red skin on the sides of the nose. Stress increases your need for riboflavin.

Good sources. Milk, yogurt,   liver, fish, eggs, meat, leafy green vegetables, yeast, fish, wholegrains, avocados, mushrooms.

Therapeutic uses: Some anemias, cataracts, vision problems ( in particular eye fatigue) acne rosacea and other skin problems, carpal tunnel syndrome.

Special notes: riboflavin is not toxic at any known level. However, some minor symptoms of excessive riboflavin include mild numbness and itching and burning sensation

Like thiamine, riboflavin requires other B vitamins to work most effectively.

A well balanced diet is especially important for the elderly, many of whom are deficient in riboflavin and other B vitamins.

Cautions

Reminder! If you have a medical or psychiatric condition, consult your doctor before taking supplements.

Madelena

nutrition and weight management

herbal medicine

MLD therapiest

 

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Vitamine B1 or Thiamine

Vitamine B1 or Thiamine is a water soluble vitamin, which means it is not stored in the body.

A member  of the B complex family, it is necessary for the functioning of the nervous system.

Thiamine is easily  destroyed by air, water, caffeine, alcohol, estrogen and food additives, so its necessary to eat fresh, whole foods in order to get optimum levels of this important vitamin. All of the B complex vitamins should be taken in combination for best effect.

Thiamine is the lest stable of the vitamins, and cooking and processing cause massive losses to occur.

It is known as the “morale vitamin”, because of its effect on mental outlook and the nervous system in general.

  • necessary for the production of energy, brain, muscle , heart an the nervous system function.
  • necessary for the conversion of carbohydrates to energy
  • improves mental state
  • promotes growth

Deficiency symptoms

  • the most common deficiency symptoms is beriberi, and long term deficiency can take a great time to put right, even when the diet is altered to supply adequate amounts.

Good sources

  • dried yeast, beans, wholegrains, oatmeal, pork, vegetable, milk, brown rice

Therapeutic uses

postoperative pain, treatment of the herpes, zone zoster ( shingles), epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia and sensory neuropathy in diabetes

Special notes

Vitamin B1 is not toxic in any known quantities and is one of the safest of the vitamins

Foods that claim to be thiamine enriched are likely to contain less than normal quantities, since the thiamine lost in processing is usually more than the quantity added

The B vitamins are synergistic, which means that they work together. Insure that you take vitamins B1, B2 and B6 in roughly equal

quantities.

A folic acid deficiency and eating large quantities of raw fish, blackcurrants and red cabbage among other , will discourage thiamine metabolism

Smoking, alcohol, the contraceptive pill and a diet high in sugar will increase requirements.

REMINDER! If you have a medical condition, consult your doctor before taking supplements.

Madelena

nutrition and weight management

herbal medicine

MLD therapiest

 

 

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