My pee is cartoon yellow after I ingest Young Living “Super B” tablets, and because of my electric yellow urine, I have a suspicion that I am over consuming the multi-vitamin & multi-mineral supplant.
The “Super B” bottle contains sixty tablets and the directions recommend that I take two tablets daily with a meal, the adult dosage. When I consume one or two whole tablets, my pee will turn radioactive yellow.
There are many medical ingredients in “Super B”, and it didn’t take much noodling around to learn that vitamin B2, riboflavin was the cause of nuclear yellow pee. In “Riboflavin – Oral,” MyHealth.Alberta.ca says riboflavin “may cause your urine to turn bright yellow,” a side-effect of the consumption of the vitamin.
In “Riboflavin – Vitamin B2: For energy, healthy skin and cataract prevention,” a YouTube video posted by James Meschino (DC, MS, ROHP), bright yellow urine is the end-product of metabolism, which is a sign that your body has absorbed the riboflavin and processed it.
The consumption of riboflavin and the resulting Chernobyl yellow urine is considered normal physiology according to the sources I’ve encountered. But still have concerns that I over consume riboflavin.
According to “Riboflavin: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals,” published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website, adult males and females have a recommended dietary allowance of 1.3 mg (milligrams) and 1.1 mg per day of riboflavin respectively.
According to “Monograph: Riboflavin,” published by the Health Canada website, adult males and females have a recommended dietary allowance of 1.3 mg and 1.1 mg per day of riboflavin respectively.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Health Canada both recommend that I, an adult male, should consume 1.3mg of riboflavin daily.
The World Health Organization, moreover, recommends 30 mg of B2 daily in divided doses for the treatment of B2 deficiency. I’m a relatively healthy adult male, so I’m certainly not B2 deficient.
A single Young Living “Super B” tablet contains 12.5 mg of B2. One tablet contains nearly ten times the recommended dietary allowance of riboflavin. My suspicions were correct. I’m over consuming B2 and my pseudo-analysis isn’t taking into consideration the plethora of the other ingredients in a tablet; it’s possible that I’m over consuming some of the other medical ingredients.
In an attempt to reduce the amount of riboflavin I’m ingesting, I quartered the individual “Super B” tablets. I only consume one or two quarter pieces per day with water (usually after I’ve eaten).
I hope to accomplish two things: 1) to reduce my daily intake of riboflavin based off my new knowledge of recommended dietary allowances of B2; and 2) to aid in the successful metabolism of riboflavin through the quartering of the tablets.
A whole “Super B” tablet is smooth to touch, but the quartered tablets I’ve prepared have rough surfaces. I believe that the smaller and rougher pieces will promote the complete metabolization of the riboflavin.
Update: I’ve been consuming quartered “Super B” for over 3 months. My urine isn’t Fukushima yellow anymore. I feel I’ve corrected my consumption habits of riboflavin and reduced my cartoon pee.