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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Vitamin B2 (Definition)

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


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Is vitamin B2 good for glaucoma?

Is vitamin B2 good for glaucoma?

Not particularly but: Many vitamins and herbs are helpful for glaucoma, esp. A, c, e & b12. B2 is especially good for cataracts and may help glaucoma as part of a b complex, but is not particularly known for glaucoma. Of interest, this article www. Selfgrowth. Com/articles/glaucoma-natural-medicine-factors mentions each of the b vitamins except b2! also see http://www. Healthy. Net/health/article/glaucoma/2930. ...Read more

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Have any of you doctors ever ordered a vitamin B2 test and if so, why?

Have any of you doctors ever ordered a vitamin B2 test and if so, why?

Really hard to get: It isn't generally available as a test. Furthermore, the vitamin is not especially malabsorbed unlike vitamin B12, which requires a specific transporter in one little section of the gut and has deficiencies quite commonly.
easier to just have person take a one-a-day vitamin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having vitamin B2 deficiency?

What are the symptoms of having vitamin B2 deficiency?

Symptoms include: Sore tongue, chapped lips; mouth and throat infection; bloodshot eyes; sensitivity to light. Rich sources of b2 (riboflavin, a micronutrient) include meat, whole grains, green leafy veges, mushrooms and almonds. ...Read more

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What stores sell vitamin B2?

What stores sell vitamin B2?

Health food, drug: Vitamin b2, as well as other vitamins, is widely available at health food stores. Most pharmacies also sell vitamins, though the quality is not always as good. Vitamins are also available online through amazon. Com, iherb. Com, swanson vitamins etc. Etc. ...Read more

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What foods are rich in vitamin b2?

MUSHROOM, MEATS, SPINA: Mushrooms, spinach, meats, soybeans, nuts, milk, eggs
green leafy vegetables
fruits like strawberries
brekfast cereals are fortified with riboflavin. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B2 cause a false positive on a drug test?

Can vitamin B2 cause a false positive on a drug test?

No: I thought this was a strange question, but in researching it found out that this is claimed on some websites. However, I am quite certain that b2 does not cause a false positive on drug tests. It can make your urine bright yellow & some who drink a lot of fluids to dilute their urine before a test will sometimes take b2 so the urine looks yellow rather than clear. Will not cause false positive. ...Read more

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What makes large doses of vitamin a more harmful than large doses of vitamin b2?

What makes large doses of vitamin a more harmful than large doses of vitamin b2?

Fat-soluble vs water: Vitamin a is fat-soluble, meaning it can be stored in our tissues and build up to toxic levels. B vitamins are water-soluble and are thus not stored in our bodies so do not build up to toxic levels. The only water-soluble vitamin that seems to be toxic is b6.
While a can be toxic, generally one has to take extremely high doses for prolonged periods before it becomes harmful. ...Read more

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I have been suffering for repeating festers. I did try to supplement vitamin b2, but it's not really helping. What could be other cause?

I have been suffering for repeating festers. I did try to supplement vitamin b2, but it's not really helping. What could be other cause?

Need more info?: Where do you get these festers (body location)?
What do they look like (when they appear and when they heal)?
When did they start (age) and how often do they occur?
How long have you been suffering with these festers?
What have you noticed that brings them out or makes them go away?
Have you seen your doctor for this (if yes) what was the diagnosis? ...Read more

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Where can I get vitamin B2 deficiency treatment?

Vitamin B12: I commend you for your desire to have good Health.
See your Physician for Diagnosis of B12 deficiency -Atrophic gastritis, Pernicious anemia, weight loss surgery, Crohn's disease, Celiac disease, Heavy drinking.
Discuss:
Vitamin B12-fortified grains.
Supplement.
High-dose oral vitamin B12 if you are deficient.
B12 injections by your Physician. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm taking vitamin b2 at 400mg a day for migraines. Could that be causing my recent constipation? I am also taking 400mg of Magnesium.

Hello, I'm taking vitamin b2 at 400mg a day for migraines. Could that be causing my recent constipation? I am also taking 400mg of Magnesium.

Doubtful: Vitamin B2 shouldn't cause constipation. But magnesium is helpful for many patients' constipation. You can increase the magnesium to twice a day if using it once a day doesn't fix your constipation. Try them for 3 months, and if your migraines aren't less frequent and less severe, please give me a call and we can discuss additional preventive meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin B2 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin B2 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: You really do not need to supplement your adult multivitamin with additional vitamin supplements. You should eat foods rich in vitamin b2 like fish and leafy greens. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis. I want to know if taken vitamin B2 (riboflavin) will make it get worst? I know B12 does.

I have interstitial cystitis. I want to know if taken vitamin B2 (riboflavin) will make it get worst? I know B12 does.

It depends...: Not everybody with interstitial cystitis reacts the same way. Many do find that a b complex irritates their bladder, but often they can tolerate some b's individually. Some find b6 and B12 irritating while others have no problem with those. Vitamin b2 is not particularly irritating to the bladder but the only way to find out how it affects you is to try it. Start with a low dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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Noticed 2nd time I took vitamin B2 my heart flutters. I have leaky valve and irregular beats normally. My heart doc says meds shouldn't cause it??

Noticed 2nd time I took vitamin B2 my heart flutters. I have leaky valve and irregular beats normally. My heart doc says meds shouldn't cause it??

Vit B2: "Larry", your heart doc is right on the money- your vitamins don't have a thing to do with your symptoms. Any correlation you've noticed is random chance. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B2 and B12 affect my irregular heart beat? Make it worse? I have leaky valve and pots syndrome. Cant get a hold of my doc

Can vitamin B2 and B12 affect my irregular heart beat? Make it worse? I have leaky valve and pots syndrome. Cant get a hold of my doc

No problem w those: There is no problem with B2 and B12 for the heart. They should not affect an irregular heart beat or change the function of any of the valves.

Hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. Richard Rivlin
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Riboflavin (Definition)

Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, is nutrient that ...Read more