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Riboflavin Deficiency as a cause of disease

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027370

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Background

Correct the deficiency and you may cure the disease.

 

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Riboflavin Deficiency.
Authors
Bhusal A1, Banks SW.
Source
StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2018-.
2017 Nov 29.
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Excerpt
Riboflavin, vitamin B2, is a water-soluble and heat-stable vitamin that the body uses to metabolize fats, protein, and carbohydrates into glucose for energy. In addition to boosting energy, riboflavin is used as an antioxidant for proper function of the immune system, healthy skin and hair. This is done with the help of two main coenzymes, flavin mononucleotide (FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). Without an adequate amount of riboflavin, macros like carbohydrates, fats, and proteins cannot be digested and maintain the body.

With a healthy digestive system, the body can absorb most of the nutrients from the diet, so it is important to get most of the riboflavin from dietary sources. Riboflavin has a yellow-green fluorescent pigment, which causes urine to turn yellow and that means the body is absorbing riboflavin. Riboflavin also helps convert tryptophan to niacin, which activates vitamin B-6.

Some diseases that can be prevented with adequate riboflavin are anemia, cataracts, migraines, and thyroid dysfunction.

Riboflavin is necessary for normal development, lactation, physical performance, and reproduction.

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