• Liyan Lu

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) deficiency

Updated: Sep 23

Vitamin B2 supports a broad spectrum of health benefits; best known for its crucial roles in thyroid function and energy metabolism; it's also essential for healthy vision and tissue repair. For example, vitamin B2 helps break down the calories from proteins, fats, and carbohydrates that you intake to supply the body energy. Vitamin B2 also helps produce new red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body, improving the digestive tract lining, mucous membrane, & blood vessel wall. It also maintains healthy hair & skin and supports brain neurotransmitters that carry messages.

Eating foods enriched with vitamin B2, such as cereals, whole grains, mushrooms, almonds, red meats, or green leafy vegetables, can help supply vitamin B2 to your body. It is a water-soluble vitamin that is flushed out daily with the urine. Since it cannot be stored in your body and must constantly replenish, there is a chance you could suffer from vitamin B2 deficiency if you do not eat the suitable types of foods or take vitamin B2 supplements.

Vitamin B2 deficiency symptoms include cold sores, sore tongue, and lips, chapped lips, infection in the mouth and throat; susceptible to light, irritation in the eyes, and bloodshot eyes; acne, dry skin, rashes, hives, and hair loss; allergic sinusitis, yeast infection, urine infection, and mucosal inflammation; indigestion, ulcers, polyps, and hemorrhoids; low energy, frequent dizzy spells, slow mental responses, mood swings, insomnia, night terrors, and infertility, etc.

Case1: Female age 60 had allergies to dog hair and had severe hives for about six months. After taking vitamin B2 50 mg every day, she has not had a single hive attack episode.

Case 2: Male, age 60, suffered from allergic sinusitis for over five years; he was susceptible to the cold air and dust, which caused his sneezing and running nose. After one week of taking vitamin B2 50 mg a day, he is symptom-free.

Case3: Female age 59, she had insomnia and night terrors for about one year. She now gets a good night's sleep after five days of taking vitamin B2 50 mg daily.

Case 4: Female age 30, suffered from multiple canker sores for three years; it happened almost every month before her menstrual period. Since she started taking vitamin B2 50 mg daily, she has not had a sore in her mouth or tongue.

Case 5: Male age 76, upper GI endoscopy exam showed multiple ulcers in his esophagus and stomach. He has had acid reflux problems for over five years. After taking 100 mg daily for three months, his rechecked endoscopy showed smooth mucosa and no ulcer on his esophagus or stomach.

Case 6: Male age 56, over five years lymphoma survivor, was bothered by hives and eczema for two years. After taking Vitamin B2 100 mg every day for two weeks, he no longer suffers from skin issues.

We can list many other success cases with different illnesses that benefit from vitamin B2, which deserves the name the miracle vitamin.

Suggest dosage: If you have any of the above symptoms, try taking vitamin B2 100mg daily.

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