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Vitamin B2 Riboflavin

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is part of the B Vitamin group.

Good source of Riboflavin Vitamin B2

Mushrooms are a good source of Riboflavin Vitamin B2

The name “riboflavin” comes from “ribose” (the sugar whose reduced form, ribitol, forms part of its structure) and “flavin”, from Latin flavus, “yellow”.

It is best known visually because it imparts color to vitamin supplements and the yellow color to the urine of persons taking it.

It helps to turn fats, sugars and proteins into energy.  Very important for our bodies!  It is needed to repair and maintain healthy skin.  It is important for healthy nails, skin and eyes.  It also helps to regulate the body’s acidity.

Click this link to watch my free webinar on pH: Alkalinity & Acidity in the Human Body http://www.instantpresenter.com/WebConference/RecordingDefault.aspx?c_psrid=EA50DE868049

Tops foods containing Vitamin B2:  mushrooms, watercress, cabbage, asparagus, broccoli, pumpkin, bean sprouts, mackerel, milk, bamboo shoots, tomatoes, and wheat germ.  Vitamin B2 works best with other B Vitamins & Selenium.  It is best supplied as part of the B complex and taken with food.

Deficiency symptoms :

  • Ariboflavinosis or riboflavinosis is a very painful ,red tongue with sore throat, swollen, chapped and severely cracked lips, and inflammation of the corners of the mouth.
  • There can be oily scaly skin rashes on genital area and other soft folds of skin.
  • The eyes can become itchy, watery, bloodshot and sensitive to light.
  • Due to interference with iron absorption, riboflavin deficiency could cause anemia.
  • Deficiency of riboflavin during pregnancy can result in birth defects including congenital heart defects and limb deformities.  Riboflavin deficiency has been implicated in cancer.

Daily Requirement: RDA 1.6 mg (May vary depending on body weight)

Toxic Levels: Not a concern.  It is water soluble, any excess will be excreted and you may have bright yellow urine.

100% of 6 B Vitamins Plus 6 KEY electrolytes in just 2 servings...NO Stimulants added.

100% of 6 B Vitamins Plus 6 KEY electrolytes in just 2 servings…NO Stimulants added.

Adversaries are antibiotics, tea, coffee, birth control pills, alkaline agents, sulfur dioxide (a preservative) overcooking & processed foods.

Supplement with AIM Peak Endurance…Contains six of the B vitamins important to metabolism – B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12  Contains all six major electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and chloride) in proper balance

View data sheet https://www.theaimcompanies.com/datasheets/2/72E.pdf

AND/OR BarleyLife Xtra…a whole food with 2% of your Daily Value in just 1  teaspoon. Find it at AimForBalance.com


Vitamin B1 Thiamine

I am starting a series on Vitamins.  They are SO essential to our immune system and our whole body health.

I will be giving you food examples that can help you get the RDA of each Vitamin, and how the Vitamin best works and what its’ adversaries are.

Should you wish to supplement with high quality products…I will be talking about products from The AIM Companies.  A whole foods, nutrition company based in Nampa, Idaho that has been around for over 30 years.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) is essential for energy production, brain function, and digestion. It helps the body make us of protein. It works well with other B Vitamins, magnesium & manganese.

Watercress is High in Vitamin B1

Watercress is High in Vitamin B1

Some good sources are trout, tuna, lean pork, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, wheat bread, watercress, squash, lamb, asparagus, mushrooms,  green peas, lettuce, peppers, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, yeast & beans.

Deficiency symptoms can be tender muscles, eye pains,, irritability, poor concentration, prickly legs, poor memory, stomach pains, constipation, tingling hands, rapid heartbeat.

Daily Requirement: RDA 1.4 mg

Toxic Levels: Not a concern

Adversaries are antibiotics, tea, coffee, birth control pills, alkaline agents, sulfur dioxide (a preservative) overcooking & processed foods.

Supplement with AIM BarleyLife Xtra…a whole food with 2% of your Daily Value in just 1 teaspoon. Find it at www.aimforbalance.com

Enzymes-construction workers of the body

Enzymes at work


Encyclopedia.com says “An enzyme is a biological catalyst. A catalyst is a chemical compound that speeds up the rate of some chemical reaction. When that chemical reaction occurs in a living organism, the catalyst is known as an enzyme”.

I like the way Howard Loomis, Jr in his book, Enzymes, The Key to Health–describes them…much easier for me to understand.  He calls them the construction workers of the body.  They use vitamins and minerals as building materials to build our amazing bodies!  If we eat a balanced diet with plenty of raw or slightly cooked vegetables, there is an adequate supply of building materials.  If our diet is lacking due to too many processed and man made foods, then it is like ordering construction materials and having no one show up at the job site to do the work.  You may have material, but no one to initiate the energy to do the work.  The building materials will remain unused until the workers show up.

All living things contain enzymes.  It is enzymes that are responsible for the vast majority of all the biochemical reactions that bring foods to maturity or ripeness.  When conditions are right, enzymes will digest the food in which they are contained.  When an apple is bruised, that brown spot that appears is the enzymes at work.  Cell walls were broken when the apple was bruised and the enzymes within the cells were freed and started doing their job—breaking down the apple.  The same the same thing happens when we bite an apple, as we chew, the enzymes are released and digestion starts to take place.

enzymes start digesting the apple as soon as the cell membrane is broken

Enzymes are energy.  They have the ability to perform the biochemical & physiological reactions that occur in all living things,  (like what the encyclopedia says about them being a catalyst)

Protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals are our food supply…the building blocks or construction materials, they do not perform work.  Enzymes are really amazing!

AIM’s BarleyLife contains live enzymes… To find out about these and other AMAZING AIM whole food supplements, visit my website http://myaimstore.com/aimforbalance/

References:                                                                                                                                           Enclycopedia.com                                                                                                                             Enzymes, the Key to Health by Howard F. Loomis, Jr.