By Ganda Putra
Just like vitamin C, vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is also water soluble vitamins and can’t be saved in human body for longer period. Since vitamin B2 can’t be produce by human body, vitamin b2 foods must be included in dietary foods. Having vitamin b2 deficiency symptoms are really annoying and could be dangerous for human life.
Vitamin B2 foods will transform amino acid and carbohydrate into sugar which it will be burn into energy for doing the activities.
Other things the benefits of riboflavin are keeping healthy neurological system, liver, eyes, skin and hair.
Some disease can be reduced risk by vitamin b2 such as headache and cataracts.
Vitamin B2 combines with fats and amino acids for producing folic acid and vitamin B6. It also plays roles in normal respiration system. Vitamin B2 work together with iron substance is for overcome anemia.
Vitamin B2 Deficiency Symptoms
Mostly case on vitamin b2 deficiency symptoms are caused by food with no vitamin b2 sources. Sometimes in medical terms are called pellagra (terrible food that causes disease).
Vitamin B2 deficiency symptoms are consists of:
- Light sensitivity
- Stunted growth
- Splitting nails
- Digestive trouble
- Easily tired on eyes
- Watering eyes
- Dull hair
- Wrinkles on arms and face
- Mouth crack
When vitamin b2 deficiency symptoms happen, please consult the doctor immediately to take some prescription.
Vitamin B2 Foods
Include vitamin b2 foods on dietary foods are able for overcoming vitamin b2 deficiency symptoms. Vitamin b2 foods are including:
- Whole grains
- Breakfast cereals
- Oily fish
Using the riboflavin supplement high dose as vitamin B2 foods replacement by doctor recommendation are for people who alcoholic, depending on antibiotics, extreme exercise and take birth control pills. Because those people are often had vitamin b2 deficiency.
Old people who often consume coffee, tea, biscuits and bread are also higher risk getting vitamin b2 deficiency symptoms.
Vitamin B2 RDA
RDA of vitamin B2 are 1.7 for men and 1.1 milligrams for women and that’s often found on vitamin B2 foods. The higher dose are often found on vitamin supplement which is 20-25 milligrams. Carefully when taking the supplement, if vitamin b2 overdose symptoms happen, you should stop using the supplement.
Overdosing vitamin b2 are including numbness, itching and sensitive to light.
When the first time taking the vitamin b2 supplementation, it will effect to urine color which are yellow color. This is normal situation and there is nothing to worry about.