Vitamin B2

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Vitamin B2

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Why Do Vitamins Make Urine Bright Yellow?

If you’ve ever taken a daily multivitamin you too might have noticed your urine turning a bright yellow-ish color. Take your vitamins and eat some asparagus and you might just think you’re dying the next time you pee!

What’s happening is that urine will turn a bright, sometimes neon, yellow in response to excess riboflavin.

Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is a common ingredient in almost all multi-vitamins. It was first discovered in 1872, when chemist Alexander Wynter Blyth noticed a pigment in milk that was yellow-green.

In 1879, it was reported as lactochrome and lactoflavin. It wasn’t until the 1930s that the substance giving off a yellow…

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