Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Vitamin B2 for mouth ulcer?

Vitamin B2 for mouth ulcer?
Customer: My friend recommended me to find Vitamin B2 in pharmacy. They said is very good in reducing body heat and can help cure mouth ulcer.
Is that true that Vitamin B2 effective for treating recurrent mouth ulcer?

Vitamin B2, scientifically named Riboflavin, is a vitamin essential for good health, normal growth, and metabolism. Riboflavin is an orange colored, water soluble vitamin. Traces of riboflavin are usually excreted through urine.
Vitamin B2 is a micro nutrient easily absorbed by human body. Riboflavin helps breakdown fat, proteins, and carbohydrates into smaller particles that are burned to obtain energy. Vitamin B2 riboflavin helps produce red blood cells and protects the nervous system. It helps reduce tingling and numbness, anxiety, stresses, and fatigue, in addition to strengthening the immune system.
Problems of Vitamin B2 deficiency:
In adults:
1. Affect the metabolism of the body and influence the immune system and neural functions.
2. Abnormal sensitivity to light, various eye problems like itching, burning, and pale eyes.
3. Sore throat, mouth ulcers, pale tongue, cracks on the lips, dry and dull hair, wrinkles on the face, itchy skin, and sore and tasteless tongue.

In children:
Vitamin B2 deficiency in young children suppresses normal growth.

In pregnant women:
It affects the growth and nervous system development of infants. If we ignored the symptoms of vitamin B2 deficiency, it can lead to seborrheic dermatitis, nervous impairment, anemia, and swollen tongue.
Benefits of Vitamin B2:
1. Helps in the treatment of migraine headaches.
2. Reduce or cure problems like dry and itchy skin, acne, dermatitis, eczema and mouth ulcers.
3. Treat anemia.
4. Aids in the treatment of several nerve related conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and sclerosis.
Ways to cure Vitamin B2 deficiency:
Vitamin B2 deficiency can be cured by the oral intake of the recommended dosage of health supplements. However, pure Vitamin B2 is quite difficult to get in Malaysia. There are many brands of Vitamin B complexes that are readily available in pharmacy can do the job as well ie. Blackmores, Kordel’s etc. The effectiveness toward mouth ulcers can be enhanced with combination of vitamin C.

Example of vitamin B + C is Blackmores Vitamin B + C.

Active ingredients per tablet

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine nitrate)
7.5 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride)
Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
300 mg
 Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Choline bitartrate
Folic acid
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

1 tablet (up to 10mg) once daily (after breakfast)

Please bear in minds that never overdose yourself to get faster effects. An overdose can lead to orange urine. It can also cause reactions like itching, numbness, burning, or a pricking feeling.

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