Riboflavin: The Hemorrhoid Healer

 

Dietary supplements, such as the vitamin B sup...
Dietary supplements, such as the vitamin B supplement show above, are typically sold in pill form. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, is imperative for carbohydrate’s conversion into energy, processing proteins and fats, converting Vitamin B6 and Folic Acid into their active forms, and assisting with the regeneration of glutathione (an antioxidant). In addition, this vital nutrient is capable of something quite amazing — curing hemorrhoids!

I first heard of Riboflavin’s ability to heal and prevent hemorrhoids after a LPN who’d been visiting my e-zine (21st Century Apothecary) read an article on hemorrhoid treatments and sent us an email, in response.

The LPN said she knew of “a simple dietary remedy” for hemorrhoids that would also prevent its recurrence. This cure turned out to be Riboflavin. (As she requested, I will not be using her name.)

“We don’t learn this stuff in nursing school,” she said. “I study alternatives on my own.”

This was fortunate for her husband, who had, unknown to her, been suffering from hemorrhoids.

“When we were dating I pestered him to take a high potency group of nutrients for his various symptoms, one of those was 400mg of Riboflavin [per] day for headaches,” she wrote. “In the meantime, My husband commented that his hemorrhoids had been resolved. I had known that [B2] helped that but he had been too embarrassed to tell me about the hemorrhoids until they were gone.”

Her recommendation was to start with 100mg Riboflavin daily, in the form of B-100 complex, “can [increase] to 400mg, but try with the lowest dose first.”

She also stated that, years later, when her husband stopped supplementing, the hemorrhoids returned… “so back on the higher dose of B 100 he went and he has been fine.”

In Conclusion

If you are suffering with hemorrhoids and want to treat it with Riboflavin, I strongly recommend using a B-complex supplement as described by the LPN. Riboflavin, and other B vitamins, work best when they are in balance.

Thank you, to the LPN who shared her story and advice with us.

It’s always great to hear from our readers, especially when they’re willing to share their health stories and a good natural remedy. Hint hint.

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