July 11, 2012

Benefits of Riboflavin...Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series

In my quest to have the healthiest skin + hair I was recently reading up on the best supplements to add to my usual daily Biosil + Biotin combo for healthy hair. Stumbled on the benefits of Riboflavin or vitamin B2. Riboflavin is a water-soluble ( meaning you excrete the vitamin through urine, which means your body constantly needs this type of vitamin to be replaced ) nutrient which functions to help body cells create energy from the metabolization of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Riboflavin is critical for normal growth and repair. It is needed to facilitate normal reproduction, cell growth and repair, and development of tissues. The body utilizes vitamin B2 to keep tissue health and to help accelerate healing of injuries. It is required for red blood cell production. Along with iron, vitamin B2 is an essential nutrient for the production of red blood cells, which are responsible for the transport of oxygen throughout the body. Riboflavin acts to help the immune system function properly. It bolsters the immune system by reinforcing the body's reserve of antibodies, which guard against infection. Vitamin B2 helps to promote healthy skin. Vitamin B2, along with some other nutrients, is vital for healthy vision and for preventing cataracts. Along with other B vitamins, vitamin B2 helps to protect the nervous system. It could be a component of treating various mood disorders, nervous system disorders, including anxiety. And, along with all these amazing benefits it is proven to promote and maintain healthy hair. Seems like this needs to make it into the daily list for sure !       

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