from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An orange-yellow crystalline compound, C17H20N4O6, the principal growth-promoting factor in the vitamin B complex, naturally occurring in milk, leafy vegetables, fresh meat, and egg yolks. Also called lactoflavin, vitamin B2.
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- n. Yellow or orange-yellow water-soluble compound, a member of the vitamin B complex, that acts as a growth-promoting factor in humans and other animals.
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- n. a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
•Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is important to help balance the effects of B1 and B3.
"Your urine will often turn a bright yellow or orange color due to the presence of vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin," says Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
In one test, he put "riboflavin" on a list of nutrients.
It's probably because ultraviolet light, which can penetrate clear glass bottles and HDPE, degrades vitamins A and D and riboflavin.
"The beautiful yellow pigments" turned out to be riboflavin, although Kuhn called it both lactoflavin and ovoflavin because they had first abstracted it from milk and egg whites.
In 1933, Kuhn began a new series of investigations on vitamins in the B family, during which his research group was the first to isolate and purify riboflavin, the essential vitamin B2.
They were the first to isolate and purify vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and soon demonstrated how this compound works as a growth factor in biological processes.
Women who consumed food containing about 2.5 milligrams of riboflavin a day had a 35% reduced risk of PMS compared with those who consumed 1.4 mg per day.
A diet high in thiamine resulted in a 25% lower risk of PMS. Thiamine and riboflavin are found in fortified cereals, milk, red meat, seafood, beans, bananas and leafy green vegetables.
Short of quinine water (tonic water) which glows blue-white and riboflavin (the breakfast cereal vitamin) which glows yellow, I came up short.
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