Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – Learn How It Can Help You

Vitamin B2 -What Is It?

vitamin b2Vitamin B2 is one of many ingredients in the Tikva product. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is a water-soluble Vitamin that plays a key role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in the body.

Because of Vitamin B2’s important roles, deficiency of this vitamin can affect many Enzyme systems. Riboflavin deficiency shows up as sore throat, redness and swelling of the lining of the mouth and throat, cracks or sores on the outsides of the lips and at the corners of the mouth, anemia, seborrheic dermatitis, and formation of blood vessels in the cornea that interfere with vision.

Risk factors for riboflavin deficiency include excess alcohol consumption, hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, anorexia, lactose intolerance, and light therapy of newborns to treat jaundice.

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Vitamin B2 Health Benefits

Migraine Headache

vitamin b2 lung brains heartFor many migraine sufferers, taking Vitamin B2 regularly may help decrease the frequency and shorten the duration of migraine headaches. It is not clear how riboflavin compares to conventional medications used to prevent migraine headaches, however.

-University of Maryland Medical Center

Protects Lung, Brain And Heart

“The anti-atherosclerotic activity of riboflavin may be accounted for, in part, by its role in the metabolism of homocysteine. Elevated serum homocysteine is considered to be an independent risk factor of coronary heart disease.” “Vitamin B2 has been found to protect lung and brain, as well as heart, from cellular oxidative injury”

-PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) for Nutritional Supplements

Vitamin B2 Reduces Free Radical Damage

In addition to producing energy for the body, riboflavin also works as an antioxidant by scavenging damaging particles in the body known as free radicals. These particles occur naturally in the body but can damage cell membranes, interact with genetic material, and possibly contribute to the aging process as well as the development of a number of health conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants such as riboflavin can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.

-University of Maryland Medical Center

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