Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin is one of the vitamins required for maintaining health. It is easily destroyed by light, alcohol, antibiotics, and strenuous exercise.
Take too much over a long time and you may get cataracts and retinal diseases. Always follow the package information.
As with any vitamin or supplement, the better hydrated your are and when you have the proper electrolyte balance (read: enough unprocessed dietary salt), the better the B2 will work for you. More on the Water Cures Protocol
How Much B2 For You?
Adult men: 1.7 milligrams/day
Adult women: 1.3 milligrams/day
Notes on Dietary B2
The body uses Vitamin B2 in metabolism of energy, fats, carbohydrates and proteins. It is easily absorbed in the gut. It is continually excreted in the urine as well as any excess intake.
It is an essential part of red blood production, cell formation and respiration, and growth. It helps with eye fatigue and is part of cataract treatment and prevention. It helps a fetus during development.
Some with carpal tunnel have benefited from a treatment program that includes B2 and B6.
It is synergistic with other B vitamins and helps them do their job. For this reason, if you are supplementing, it is best to also take a B complex in order to get the other B vitamins that work together with this.
Dietary Sources Each of these contain at least 0.1 mg of the vitamin per 3-10.5 oz (85-300 g) serving.
- Cottage Cheese
- Egg Yolks
- Leafy Green Vegetables
- Brussels sprouts
- Dandelion Greens
Dried eggs only have about 0.15 mg of B2, hard boiled have about 0.2 mg and rew eggs have 0.23 mg of B 2. Not a fan of raw eggs. Simple solution: Separate the egg yolk and the white. Whip the white into a merange. Then fold (add) the yolk back into the mix. Salt and or season however you like it and you will be on your way.
Riboflavin deficiency can result in health problems. These can include cracks in ht corners of the mouth, cracked and red lips, inflammation of the lining of the mouth and tongue, mouth ulcers, and sore throat.
It may also result in dry, scaling skin and iron-deficiency anemia bloodshot itchy eyes that are sensitive to light. A test to measure levels of B2 is ascertained by measuring red blood cell levels of glutathione.
Since it has a yellow or orange-yellow color, it may be used as a food coloring.
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The Way to Make More GSH For Free
Glutathione has a high affinity for water. Simply put, if we are dehydrated our bodies may not make as much as they could. Or, what we do make may be less effective.
Usually there is something more than just being dehydrated. Often there is a condition called fluid and electrolyte imbalance, less than bodies needs. There is a simple, easy and inexpensive way to correct this, allowing your body to produce even more GSH.
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