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What Does Vitamin B2 Have To Do With Autism
Wish that were so...: Although the internet abounds with stories of children with autism improving with certain vitamins, dietary supplements, and special diets, there is not evidence that any of these treatments help most children with autism. My patients are free to try these (if safe) if they want, though I don't endorse them. I wish there was a simple nutritional solution to this very difficult condition. ...Read more
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Not Really: Many children with autism are picky eaters and have intestinal issues. Nonetheless, supplements are not helpful, expensive, and in some cases unsafe. Stories about improvement after starting a treatment appear to be compelling. However there is a lot of hidden bias in such stories. Fortunately, scientists have developed methods to test whether something really works. No supplements have worked. ...Read more
Has it been looked into if an abundance of vitamin K in the blood causes autism? I know the study was of a deficiency of the vitamin. Thank you.
How to say this...: I'm glad you asked the question here. In 2006, someone in the not-so-mainstream world of unproven " biomedical" cures for autism, like treating yeast, thought that giving vit k would be curative. Later, someone decided that vitamin k shots given to newborns since i-don't- know-when were a cause of autism, claiming they were dissolved in a base. Or an acid. Or both. See www. Quackwatch. Com. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Does vitamin b2/riboflavin have an effect on weight? Other side effects? What's the best brand to order as I can't seem to find in local pharmacies.
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
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
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.
Vitamin B12-fortified grains.
High-dose oral vitamin B12 if you are deficient.
B12 injections by your Physician. ...Read more
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
Which of the following will help lead to more weight loss: vitamin B12 or vitamin B2 (riboflavin)?
Neither: Not a weight loss compound.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
No evidence for this: There is no good evidence for this. ...Read more
I take vitamin B2 for migraines, calcium for low bone density and just a multivitamin. Am I taking too many vitamins?
Doesn't sound like: Too much. Shat does your pcp say? ...Read more
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
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
Can Vitamin B2 high intake (400mg daily) causes Vitamin B6 deficiency? I have muscle twitching in legs and I suspect vitamin b6 deficiency
No: No it cannot and it is highly unlikely B6 is related to your symptoms. ...Read more
How much b-vitamins can I take in a day. I take one tablet daily of surbex-z which contain 15mg thiamine and riboflavin and100mg nicotinamide. Is it ok?
Possibly: These amounts may be acceptable in some patients and not in others. Please contact your md for appropriate evaluation. ...Read more
A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more