Focus On Vitamins!
What is it?
Vitamin B2 is also known as Riboflavin. It is a Water Soluble Vitamin which means that our bodies do not hold onto it and we need a little bit everyday (although a slight amount may be stored in the liver, it is very limited). Any excess we consume is lost in our urine or sweat, so replenishing it daily is a must.
How does it Help us & Why do we Need it?
Vitamin B2 is critical for Red Blood cell Development & Iron Metabolism. It is known to help with Nerve Development, Adrenal Gland function & is very good with the regulation & production of Hormones. Vitamin B2 also converts the Food (Calories from Carbs, Proteins & fats) we eat to the Energy we need. It assists in a Healthy Immune System & is vital for the production of Healthy Skin, Hair & Nails. Vitamin B2 may be useful in the treatment of Migraines & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
What are the Best Vegan Sources?
The Best Vegan Sources of Vitamin B2 are: Cooked Spinach, Wheat Germ, Oats, Green Peas, Brazil Nuts, Green Leafy Veggies.
*(remember, by eating enough foods with essential Vitamin & Minerals you can never over~dose)!
Signs of Deficiency:
Signs of Vitamin B2 deficiency include, Red, swollen, cracked mouth & tongue, Fatigue, Depression, Anemia, Greasy Scales on the face & body, Rheumatoid arthritis, Cataract formations, Acne, Dermatitis, Eczema, Ulcers, Muscles Cramps, & a decrease in Stress management. Individuals who abuse Alcohol, use major tranquilizers & some anti~depressants may be deficient.
Signs of Toxicity:
Toxicity is very rare, but possible signs can include itching & numbness & a sensitivity to light.
Here’s to you being You.Naturally.