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RIBOFLAVIN


THE BREAKDOWN
  • Produces energy from food sources
  • Aids proper growth
  • Enhances immune system
  • Protects from dry skin, hair loss
  • Produces iron, pyridoxine and niacin
  • Maintains proper hormone balance
  • Strengthens nervous system and intelligence levels


IN THE BODY
Riboflavin is essential from proper body maintenance


WITHDRAWALS
Cracks around the lip and tongue area. Severe depression and intense anemia may occur from a lack of Riboflavin. The moisture level of your skin will drop significantly from lack of Riboflavin and may even lead to a form of cataract.


NATURAL FORMS
Meat, milk and most grains (high concentration in fortified grains)


DAILY DOSE
  • Women 1.3 mg
  • Men 1.1 mg
  • During Pregnancy 1.4 mg
  • Breast Feeding 1.6 mg

OVER DOSAGE
Although rare, possible signs of lack of Riboflavin include burning sensations, discomfort in heavily lit areas and numbness.


FIGHTING AGENTS
Estrongens, tranquilizers, antidepressants, sulfa drugs all keep Riboflavin from reaching its maximum potential.


SUPPLEMENTS
If you are experiencing anemia, dry skin or even carpal tunnel syndrome, the use of riboflavin supplements can be helpful.



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