Learning to be Healthy–Vitamin B2–the greatest single vitamin deficiency in the U.S.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) helps the cells in tissues to exchange oxygen, promoting general health and energy.  It also helps to maintain clear skin and healthy hair and increase resistance to disease. 

Some possible deficiency signs are:  eye problems (red, bloodshot, tired, watery, burning sensation under eyelids, loss of distant vision, itching), mouth problems, painful or swollen lips, red or painful tongue, skin problems (white heads, dermatitis, oily skin), hair loss, oily hair, dandruff, and dizziness.

Foods and herbs high in vitamin B2:  eggs, raw green leafy vegetables, chicken, yogurt, almonds, alfalfa, capsicum, catnip, kelp, red clover, rose hips, and papaya. 

Some factors that may influence riboflavin deficiency:  consumption of refined sugar, alcohol, and poor nutrition, surgery, birth control pills, antibiotic use, low stomach acid, mental stress, diuretics, and malabsorption.

Recommended Nature’s Sunshine Products:  Alfalfa Capsules, Ultimate Green Zone, Vitamin B-Complex Capsules, Papaya Mint Enzymes, Catnip & Fennel Liquid, Kelp Capsules, Red Clover Capsules, Rose Hips Capsules.  All can be ordered at www.mynsp.com/learningtobehealthy.  Any questions can be sent to learningtobehealthy@yahoo.com  

This information is not intended to diagnose or treat disease, or to take the place of any medical care that you may need.  Keep learning to be healthy!  Lisa Hernandez, CNHP  www.learningtobehealthy.com

 

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