B2 riboflavin for neurological, migraine and energy support. 400mg per cap. 100 capsules
What is vitamin B2?
Vitamin B2, also called riboflavin, is a water-soluble vitamin present in most animal and plant tissues. It is one of the essential B vitamins, known to help support adrenal function, help calm and maintain a healthy nervous system, and facilitate key metabolic processes, including helping to turn food into energy.
Why is vitamin B2 necessary?
Riboflavin is involved in vital metabolic processes in the body, and is necessary for energy production and normal cell function and growth. It is also crucial in helping other B vitamins undergo the chemical changes that make them useful. Emerging research shows that riboflavin can act as an antioxidant, potentially helping to prevent cancer and prohibit cholesterol buildup by controlling the proliferation of harmful molecules known as free radicals.
Common diseases and illnesses that may be prevented or alleviated via riboflavin supplementation include anemia, anorexia/bulimia, cataracts, cognitive function (thinking and memory), depression and migraines.
What are the signs of a deficiency?
Riboflavin deficiency (called ariboflavinosis) can appear at intakes of less than 0.5-0.6 mg/day. Too little riboflavin can cause weakness, throat swelling/soreness, a swollen tongue, skin cracking (including cracked corners of the mouth), dermatitis, and anemia. Riboflavin deficiency can also affect vision, including blurred vision and itching, watering, sore, or bloodshot eyes, as well eyes becoming light-sensitive and easily fatigued.
Particular groups may be especially susceptible to riboflavin deficiency, including the elderly, the chronically ill and alcoholics. Women who take birth control pills may also benefit from supplementation – the body’s ability to absorb riboflavin is reduced when taking birth control pills.
Are there any risks associated with too much vitamin B2?
Excess riboflavin is excreted through the urine (often temporarily causing urine to turn a bright yellow color several hours after taking it), so there is no risk for an overdose.
Low B2 (riboflavin) symptoms:
Riboflavin deficiency symptoms include:
▪ Bloodshot eyes
▪ Sore tongue and lips
▪ Infection in the mouth and throat
▪ Extreme and unusual sensitivity to light ▪ Irritability in the eyes
▪ Chapped lips Migraines
Women need to take special care to ensure that they don’t have a vitamin deficiency as riboflavin deficiency causes problems in the reproduction system, growth and repair of body tissues, as well as problems in the immune system. A vitamin B2 deficiency affects the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, ketone bodies, and proteins in the body. So it can be said that a vitamin deficiency directly affects a person’s energy level. Another factor is that vitamin B2 deficiency results in other vitamin deficiencies as well.
Foods High In B2 Beet greens, spinach, asparagus, mushrooms, collard greens, sweet potatoes, green peas, almonds, sun dried tomatoes