Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Powder
Besides actively being involved in the process of creating energy, Riboflavin is also responsible for eventually being transformed into the coenzymes FAD (flavin adenine dinucleotide) and FMN (flavin mononucleotide). These coenzymes act upon ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and help transport it throughout the body. In this way, riboflavin becomes important in two different facets of energy production, as ATP is the chemical that allows energy to both be created and stored in the muscles for later.
Riboflavin helps cells utilize oxygen better and keeps the eyes sharp, and the nails, hair, and skin growing like a charm. It is a necessary component in the process that leads to cells growing. Because Riboflavin is in so many different foods, someone that eats a well balanced diet probably has no need to supplement Riboflavin. Some of the more abundant sources of this vitamin include tongue and organ meats, seaweed, fish with heavy oil content in their bodies such as mackerel, herring, eel, and trout, and brewer's yeast. Riboflavin may also be found in dairy including eggs, and milk, along with whole grains, enriched cereals, broccoli and other green veggies.
The body does store a small amount of Riboflavin in the kidneys and the liver, but not enough to sustain the body. It must be regularly consumed to continue being healthy.
Vitamin B1 and B3 have serious health concerns brought on when the subject is deficient in these vitamins. Specific diseases of a severe nature are associated with deficiency in each one. Luckily, while Vitamin B2 deficiency may result in side effects, there are no specific diseases related to it.
Health Benefits Provided by Riboflavin
Riboflavin directly facilitates the growth of blood cells and it lends strength to the immune system in that it has antioxidant properties that neutralize free radicals before they can cause serious damage. As stated above, Riboflavin also promotes the growth of hair and nails and keeps the skin healthy.
Riboflavin also acts upon both folate and pantothenic acid, two of the most crucial neurotransmitters associated with the development of memory and overall cognitive abilities.
Those women that have been prescribed oral contraceptives, and people who take excessive amounts of alcohol may want to consider supplementing for Riboflavin as both of these elements may cause a reduction in the body's ability to correctly absorb Riboflavin. In addition, the elderly and diabetics may have trouble absorbing Riboflavin; and those who are lactose intolerant since dairy is such a big supplier of Riboflavin. If you fit into any of these groups you may want to consider taking a riboflavin supplement.
Supplement FactsServing size: 50 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Vitamin B2 (as Riboflavin) 50mg||2941%|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
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As a dietary supplement, take 50mg once or twice daily, or as directed by physician. Individual needs vary greatly.
Serving Size & Timing
As a dietary supplement, take 50 mg one or two times per day, or as directed by a physician. For accurate results, use a milligram scale.
CONCENTRATION OF RIBOFLAVIN
This non-irradiated supplement is considered pharmaceutical grade and contains no fillers of any kind.
RIBOFLAVIN SIDE EFFECTS
As long as suggested serving sizes are adhered to, Riboflavin is safe. However, urine may become slightly discolored or green upon extended use.
Riboflavin is slightly tart and should be mixed in a smoothie or in water, and must be stirred quite a bit. Drink directly after stirring. This product should be stored in an area that is free from light, heat and moisture.
There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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