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Health Benefits And Vitamin B2

Updated on November 2, 2011

B2 Commonly Known As Riboflavin

Riboflavin is a bit different thatthiamin, simply because it is not available in a wide variety of foods. Vitamin B2 is a supplement that is stored in the muscles, for those of us who are accomstom to working out this is when B2 is released, and goes to work for our bodies. So far we have covered B complex and Vitamins A, and B1. In the B group vitamins we will dulve into: B3, B5, B6, and B12.

Each nutrient has a specific process it undertakes for digestion and absorption. Basic nutrients are:Carbohydrates





and, Water

So far we have learned that there are water soluble nutrients, and fat-soluble nutrients. Before we go futher let's talk about the delivery of nutrients into the blood to make sure we all understand circulatory and how the lymphatic system works.

B2 And Skin

Your Child And Nutrients

It all begins with digestion, digestion begins in our mouths, some are under the misconception that digestion begins in our stomach, but this is untrue. The digestion process begins as soon as we start to chewing our food.

The salivary glands produce saliva, which consist of water, salts, and enzymes. Riboflavin is an important aid in supporting the detoxification function of the liver.

B2 also plays a significant part in metabolising nutrients such as niacin, folic acid, Vitamin B6 , and vitamin K.

Microwave Moms

Our children need healthy meals in order to maintain strong growing bodies. Normally when children are receiving well-rounded meal which include, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, in these cases supplements are not needed.

However, in today's society microwave moms are preparing meals in a hurry for the family. If you are a micro mom you may have cause for concern that your child isn't receiving adequent nutrients.

For growing children calcium is a must for growth and development, and Iron some children do run the risk of having iron-poor blood. Iron is a necessity due to it being the vehicle for the oxygen-driving modular for blood.

Children need this nutrient mainly to support their spurs of growth during childhood. For girls it is even more imporant as they enter the menestruation years.

All of our children love to have a snack, but it is the selection of the type of snack that counts. I recently discovered how delicious 100% frozen fruit bars really are, instead of ice cream give them a fruit bar they will go nuts for them.

Other snack choices:

  • Baked Chips (for me Lays are great)
  • Rice Cakes (with flavor please)
  • Cottage Cheese (you can treat your kids by mixing in peaches)
  • String Cheese (my personal favorite)
  • Berries

Care For Your Child With B2

Watchlist For B2 Deficiency

  • Soreness of the mouth
  • Burning Eyes
  • itchy Eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Cracks In Corners of The Mouth
  • Muscle weakness
  • In Severe Cases Reddening Of Eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Disorders of the eye
  • Burning Feet
  • Inflamation of Mouth, Tongue
  • Poor Digestion

Symptoms of Deficiency

Riboflavin Healthy Nails And Skin

Riboflavin protects our bodies against free-radical damage. Riboflavin also has the ability to boost athletic performance. B2 the helper to regulate glutathione, a potent antioxidant that safeguards the body against free radicals.

B2 should be the vitamin of choice to help the support of strong healthy nails, B2 also plays a factor in maintaining healthy skin, along with the nutrient biotin. B2 also aids in the absorption of iron and B6, and B2 works at its full potential when taking it with vitamin C.

The RDA recommends a daily dosage of 1.3 milligrams and 1.1 for females. This nutrient can be destroyed if exposed to direct light.

However during cooking of foods very little B2 is loss, this vitamin is also able to remain its strength if exposed to oxidation. Milk should be purchased in cartons, and not clear bottles, because of the possibility of its vitaimins being disintegrated.

Natural Sources For B2

Riboflavin is a nutrient which is best found in liver, and organ meats. Individually who practice strict diets of raw foods only and/or vegan, should take special attention in making sure to take supplements for these nutrients. Other natural sources for indivuals to consider are, almonds, yogurt, and dark lefy greens.

B2 and Nails


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