VITAMIN B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B2 otherwise known as riboflavin, is an essential B vitamin.
B2 is known for the action of tissue respiration. Think of it as an essential componant of tissue life and breath.
Riboflavin Deficiency Symptoms
Glossitis - inflammation of the tongue
Stomatitis - inflammation of the mouth
Keratitis - inflammation of the cornea
Scrotal skin changes
Neuropathy - inflammation of peripheral nerves
Seborrheic Dermatitis - chronic inflammatory skin disease with greasy scales and yellow crusts
Dosage of Vitamin B2
As a daily supplement, you only need to use 1-4mg per day.
For Riboflavin Deficiency adults can take up to 30mg per day.
Infants 0-6months - 0.3mg/day
Infants 7-12 months - 0.4mg/day
Children 1-3 yrs - 0.5mg/day
Children 4-8yrs - 0.6mg/day
Children 9-13yrs - 0.9mg/day
Adults 14+ - 1-1.3mg/day
Women 18+ - 1.1mg/day
Pregnant & Lactating - 1.6mg/day
Latest Clinical Evidence
Riboflavin appears to reduce the occurence of cataracts.
There is some evidence that taking a high dose of B2 reduces the frequency of migraines.
A high dose is up to 400mg/day. Riboflavin is not stored so there has been no evidence of toxicity when using high doses.
A long term treatment of 3 months or more may be needed to see any results.
Riboflavin will however make your urine yellow, don't panic, it is just the yellow pigment being excreted in the urine.
SOURCES OF RIBOFLAVIN
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