Vitamin B2 Riboflavin

Mushrooms are high in Vitamin B

Mushrooms are high in Vitamin B

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.

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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)

100% of 6 B Vitamins PLUS 6 KEY electrolytes in 2 servings!

100% of 6 B Vitamins PLUS 6 KEY electrolytes in 2 servings!

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

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

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Oxygen and Acidity

Acid pH means less oxygen in the cells


Oxygen levels in the body are directly related to pH.

Increasing pH from 4.0 pH to 5.0 pH increases oxygen to the cells by ten fold. Each whole number increase by tenfold again, so 4.0 pH to a 6.0 pH increases oxygen by 100 times and raising pH from 4.0  pH to 7.0 pH increases oxygen levels by 1,000 times.

Unless the body’s pH level is slightly alkaline, the body cannot heal itself.  You cannot  improve your health until pH levels are above 7.  All drugs and medications ( over the counter & prescription) are toxic and can cause the pH to be acidic.

Acid decreases the body’s ability to repair damaged cells, decreases the ability to get rid of  heavy metals and it makes the body more susceptible to fatigue and illness.  Everything pivots on a balanced pH.  When body pH drops , enzymes are deactivated, digestion is interrupted; vital nutrients are not effectively assimilated.

Disease cannot survive in an alkaline state.   But, in a low oxygen/low pH (acidic) state, viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, Candida and Cancer cells all thrive.

An acid pH can result from poor nutrition, eating too many foods that leave an acid ash,  stress and anxiety, lack of sleep, exercise, environmental toxins, a slow ITT that leaves toxins accumulating in the colon, or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to raise the pH by using the minerals in the alkaline reserve, mainly sodium from the stomach and calcium from the bones, as well as potassium, magnesium and iron.    This is the cause of Osteoporosis and a number of other diseases.

If there are not enough minerals in the alkaline reserve,  acids buildup in the cells, causing pain, which may be diagnosed as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, MS, Lupus, etc.

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Soda and an acidic pH

Cola and acid pH

Soda lowers your pH

In order for our body to work at it’s best, we must maintain body fluids in the slightly alkline range, 7.1 to 7.5 pH. The pH scale goes from 0 (totally acid) to 7 (neutral) to 14 (totally alkaline). Most degenerative diseases are linked to acidity, including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, gall and kidney stones,to name a few.  Cancer and all diseases, as well as fungi, bacteria and yeast thrive in an acidic, oxygen-poor environment.

When I check people’s pH with a simple saliva test, and it is slightly on the acid side…they just say, “oh, it’s just a little off”.  They don’t realize  that  every point on the pH scale is ten times  more acidic than the previous number -for example from 7 to 6 is 10x, from 7 to 5 is 100x etc. From 7 to 2 is 100,000x more acidic.

Now let’s talk about sodas/colas.  I personally have no use for them and I think they are causing lots of damage to our youth.  Colas are around 2.5 pH range.  I haven’t found a soda above 3.0.

Diet sodas are even worse and are the most acidic.  In addition to be acidic, they can cause you to gain weight.  They alter the blood chemistry, making changes in your metabolism leading to a slower metabolic rate and causing the formation of fat to store the acids to protect the body.

Over the long term, the effects of colas are devastating to the body. Acidity, sugars, and artificial flavors and sweeteners can shorten your life significantly.

I had read in several places that it takes 32 glasses of alkaline water at an alkaline pH of 9.0  to neutralize the acid from one 12 oz. cola or soda.  Well since I am very inquisitive,  I wanted to see if it was true.  I scaled back this experiment to 3 ounces of cola and added water at a pH of 9.0, 8 ounces at a time.   I tested the pH after each 8 ounce glass.  I used ordinary tap water, but I added small amounts of simple baking soda to bring the pH to 9.0.  I am not sure how scientific I was but my conclusions are as follows:

At 8 ounces—3.5 pH

16 ounces—4.0 pH

24 Ounces—5.0 pH

32 ounces of water ( 4- 8 ounces glasses) the pH reached 6.0

40 ounces—6.0 to 6.5 pH

48 ounces— 6.5 pH

56 ounces—7.0 pH

64 ounces of water (8-8 ounce glasses) the pH reached 7.0 to 7.5 range.  I think I will have to test on a larger sclae and record my results.

Remember, when you drink a cola or soda, the body will use up reserves of its own stored alkaline buffers, (Your alkaline reserve, I call it your body’s checking account) mainly calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium and DNA to raise the body’s alkalinity levels, especially to maintain proper blood pH levels. Acidic blood levels cause death! If the acid state continues—Your body will have to dig deeper, as your reserves are used up and no deposits are made.  I call this the body’s credit card system.  Your body will take minerals from your bones and tissues to neutralize acid.  But, like all credit cards, the payment comes due.  When this card is called in, the very integrity of bones and tissues are the payment…soft bones and osteoporosis, among other dangers.. your body’s mineral supply is used up.

Sodas, water and many other liquids, pass very quickly through the stomach into the small intestine where they are assimilated through the openings in the villi in the walls of the intestines.  Liquids do not remain in the digestive tract, they go into the bloodstream and are filtered through the liver and the kidneys.  What is not needed by the body is sent to the bladder to be urinated out. Along the way, these liquids come in contact with virtually every cell in your body. If the liquid is acidic and unhealthy, it will negatively affect the body.


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pH and AIM BarleyLife

Super Green Plant Enzymes

AIM BarleyLife Helps Balance your Body's pH

Our cells cannot function efficiently if the pH (which measures acidity and alkalinity) is not in a narrow range. Many foods are acidifying, and when we consume too many of them, the acid-alkaline balance is upset. Green barley grass contains the alkalizing minerals potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These minerals neutralize acidic materials and can help maintain a healthy acid-alkaline balance.

In 1964, only 1 person in 214 contracted Cancer. Today it is 1 in 3 females and 1 in 2 males. The determining factor between health and disease is pH. It is not uncommon for the average American to test between 4 pH to 5 pH.

Oxygen levels in the body are directly related to pH.   Research has proven that disease cannot survive in an alkaline state, however, viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, Candida and Cancer cells thrive in a low oxygen, / low pH environment.  There are two factors that are ALWAYS present with cancer no matter what else may be present. Those two factors are Acid pH and Lack of Oxygen.

AIM BarleyLife: has a strong alkalizing effect, which helps keep the ratio between acidity and alkalinity in our body fluids balanced.   Green barley leaves contain a multitude of    enzymes. Enzymes are essential for the thousands of chemical reactions that occur throughout the body, including the absorption of digested nutrients.  To order AIM BarleyLife,Go to

Chlorophyll has been studied for its potential in stimulating tissue growth and in stimulating red blood cells in connection with oxygen supply. A remarkable similarity has been found between chlorophyll and the red pigment in the blood. According to an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, chlorophyll fed to laboratory animals reduces absorption of three dietary carcinogens.

Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin, plays an important role in growth and development,    immune functions, red blood cell production, reproduction, and the development and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes.  The vitamin A in BarleyLife is beta-carotene, which is the most efficient of the carotenoids for conversion to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is also an important antioxidant known to protect cells.

Folic acid helps produce and maintain new cells—it is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells.  Folic acid in BarleyLife helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.                                                                                                                                                                                      References:  AIM BarleyLife data sheet 2011


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Alkalinity (pH)

Green barley grass has a strong alkalizing effect, which helps keep the ratio between acidity and alkalinity in our body fluids balanced. Our cells cannot function efficiently if the pH (which measures acidity and alkalinity) is not in a narrow range. Most processed foods are acidifying, and when we consume too many of them, the acid-alkaline balance is upset. Green barley grass contains the alkalizing minerals potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These minerals neutralize acidic materials and can help maintain a healthy acid-alkaline balance.

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Order an AIM pH Test Kit (5488E US) to determine whether your body is acidic or alkaline.

Reference: AIM data sheet 2011

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Acid and Alkaline balance

I am taking a course through the Trinity School of Natural Health and the first required book to read was called “Your Health… Your Choice…” by Dr. M. Ted Morter, Jr. I must say it is a most amazing book, especially the part about our pH…”potential of Hydrogen” It is a measure of the relative acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The pH scale runs from 0-14 Numbers below 7 are acid; numbers above 7 are alkaline. This is a logarithmic scale, so what does that mean? Wikipedia says this—A logarithmic scale is a scale of measurement that uses the logarithm of a physical quantity instead of the quantity itself. A simple example is when increments on the vertical axis of a chart are labeled 1, 10, 100, 1000, instead of 1, 2, 3, 4. so 5.0 is ten times more acid than 6.0; 4 is ten times more acid than 5; 9 is ten times more alkaline than 8 and so on.

Learning about this pH gives me a whole new level of respect, admiration and awe of our God in how He created us! He is SO amazing and always has a PLAN. Our bodies are alkaline by design by function. Blood, lymph, extracellular fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, etc., should all be alkaline—except for the parietal cells in the stomach as they secrete hydrochloric acid. Cells may operate in alkaline environment, yet produce acid as a by-product of their activity. This acid is not damaging because it is natural to how our bodies work and it is a weak acid that can be eliminated by the lungs quite easily. There is another type of acid however that is stronger and is not so easily dealt with. This acid results from eating acid ash foods and it needs to be neutralized before it can be eliminated by the kidneys or it will damage tissue and cells as it exits our bodies…such a grand design by our wonderful creator!

You may be wondering, what is ash? I am thinking about the ash that is in a fireplace or what is left in the fire pit after a campfire—well, kind of—After food is broken down, absorbed through the small intestine and then metabolized, there is a small fraction that is not utilized, this is described as ash. The pH of this ash is not necessarily, and is in fact unlikely to be, the same as the food that it comes from. A lemon, for instance, is a very acidic fruit with a pH of between 2.5-3. Yet it leaves an alkaline ash of pH 9. On the whole, fruits and vegetables leave an alkaline ash while most other foods (eggs, grains, animal protein, dairy food) leave an acid ash.

An excellant whole food supplement that I have been taking for years is called AIM’s BarleyLife. It is barley in the young and tender grass stage. Barley, once it is grown and becomes a grain, it will leave an acid ash, BUT IN THE GRASS STAGE IS LEAVES AN ALKALINE ASH. Anyway..My pH is normal and I believe it is due in part to the young Barley grass—I mix it into my water every morning, sometimes more than once a day if I want added natural energy and I drink it down. Tastes like I am drinking grass or spinach, but I don’t mind it…it is SO worth it to my cells. You could mix it with juice, if the taste bothers you. My family takes it every day—even myhusband and my 16 year old son! Find out more by going to my on-line store