Rm Copper Vit B2

Description

This formula contains Copper and Riboflavin, which is vitamin B2.

Copper is a very important mineral necessary for the vital functions of the body. Many children are born today with excessive copper levels passed to them from their mothers in utero. Its main roles in the body are energy production, in the female reproductive system, and in blood formation.

Functions Of Copper

Circulatory

structure of blood vessels, aorta and heart muscle

Blood

formation of hemoglobin

Nervous

maintenance of the myelin sheath on nerves

Reproductive

essential for fertility, menstrual cycle

Endocrine

synthesis of stimulatory neurotransmitters

Muscular/skeletal

bone and connective tissue structure

Immune system

necessary for the immune system

Integumentary

needed for skin, hair, nails and pigments

Energy

energy production (the electron transport system)

Symptoms Associated With A Copper Deficiency

anemia

hair loss

atherosclerosis

impaired collagen formation

demyelination of nerves

loss of hair color

diarrhea

low hormone production

edema

osteoporosis

fatigue

 

Symptoms Associated With A Copper Excesss

acne

fatigue

mind racing

adrenal insufficiency

fears

mood swings

allergies

fractures, bone

multiple sclerosis

alopecia

headaches (migraine)

myocardial infarction

anemia

hemorrhages

nausea

anorexia

heart disease

pancreatic dysfunction

anxiety

hyperactivity

premenstrual tension

arthritis

hypertension

schizophrenia

autism

hyperthyroidism

sexual inadequacy

cholesterol, elevated

hypochlorhydria

spaciness

cancer

hypoglycemia

strokes

cystic fibrosis

infections

tooth decay

depression, mental

inflammation

urinary tract infections

diabetes

insomnia

vitamin deficiencies

estrogen (imbalance)

 

 

Often copper status can be tricky to assess. Copper may be present, but unavailable for use in the body. This occurs any time adrenal gland activity is low. The major reasons that supplements of Copper taken is to raise a low sodium/potassium ratio and to enhance retention of calcium in tissues.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Vitamin B2, is one of 8 B vitamins. All B vitamins help the body to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B complex vitamins, also help the body metabolize fats and protein. B complex vitamins are necessary for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. They also help the nervous system function properly. Riboflavin is also needed to help the body change vitamin B6 and folate into forms it can use. It is also important for growth and red blood cell production.

Most healthy people who eat a well-balanced diet get enough riboflavin. However, elderly people and alcoholics may be at risk for riboflavin deficiency because of poor diet. Symptoms of riboflavin deficiency include:

  • Fatigue
  • Slowed growth
  • Digestive problems
  • Cracks and sores around the corners of the mouth
  • Swollen magenta-colored tongue
  • Eye fatigue
  • Swelling and soreness of the throat
  • Sensitivity to light

Preliminary research suggests that supplementation with vitamin B2, along with vitamin B6, and magnesium reduces the level of dicarboxylic acids (abnormal organic acids) in the urine of autistic children.

Ingredients:

RM COPPER VIT B2

References

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Guo CH, Wang CL. Effects of zinc supplementation on plasma copper/zinc ratios, oxidative stress, and immunological status in hemodialysis patients. Int J Med Sci. 2013;10(1):79-89. 

Katuzna-Czaplinska J, Socha E, Rynkowski J. B vitamin supplementation reduces excretion of urinary dicaroxylic acids in autistic children. Nutr Res. 2011; 31(7):497-502.

MacLennan SC, Wade FM, Forrest KM, Ratanayake PD, Fagan E, Antony J. High-dose riboflavin for migraine prophylaxis in children: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. J Child Neurol. 2008 Nov;23(11):1300-1304.

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