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Dr. Richard Rivlin
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Riboflavin (Overview)

Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, is nutrient that is necessary for metabolism.


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Why doesn't deficiency of riboflavin cause disease?

Why doesn't deficiency of riboflavin cause disease?

Ariboflavinosis: Actually, vitamin b2 deficiency causes ariboflavinosis. Symptoms may include cheilosis (cracks in the lips), high sensitivity to sunlight, angular cheilitis, inflammation of the tongue, seborrheic dermatitis or pseudo-syphilis, pharyngitis, hyperemia, and edema of the pharyngeal and oral mucosa. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Rivlin
73 doctors shared insights

Riboflavin (Overview)

Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, is nutrient that is necessary for metabolism.


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How are magnesium and riboflavin used for headaches?

Prevention: Riboflavin, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew, and coq-10 have been used daily to prevent migraine headaches. Quality research has suggested good success, especially with purified butterbur and riboflavin. All are available without a prescription, and, in some cases, rival success of prescription items. ...Read more

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Is riboflavin safe during pregnancy?

Is riboflavin safe during pregnancy?

Food: Riboflavin is a b vitamin present in many foods. It is safe. You do not need to take extra in the form of a supplement if that is what you are asking. ...Read more

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Riboflavin or coq10 is better for migraines? Side effects? And i read they can cause weight loss, is that true?

Riboflavin or coq10 is better for migraines? Side effects? And i read they can cause weight loss, is that true?

Riboflavin: I have not heard riboflavin or coq10 causing weight loss. Both are effective, but need to be taken for months before you see benefit. Riboflavin can turn your urine orange color. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a lack of thiamin and riboflavin?

Lack of vit B1,B2: Lack of thiamin (b1) and riboflavin(b2) can affect your digestive system, can cause mental depression, constipation, or even aging process. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vitamin B2 (Definition)

Vitamin B2 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more