VItamin B2

Vitamin B2

I am often asked “What is B2?” in relation to the naming of my coaching company. There are several facets to what B2 means to me… my initials (Bill Berthel) becomes an obvious connection. However that is the least important representation of B2 for me. The notion of “Being Two”  complete people in healthy relationships is where the name got its start. Co-dependency is something I felt that I would want to coach people out of, if they so chose interdependent relationships in their lives. Of course the B2 Bomber airplane ends up being an unintended association. However one of my favorite B2 associations in that of vitamins.

Vitamins are essential for good health and growth. While we strive to get our required allotment from our daily diets, we often find that taking supplements are important. I think that this is analogous of my client’s needs for the coaching services I provide. We want to get our needs met in our daily interactions and relationships however coaching can supplement a higher level of (mental, emotional and physical health) potential.

Specifically, vitamin B2 is necessary for the conversion of energy. This resonates deeply with me. My certification in professional coaching is based on Core Energy Coaching principles. I coach the energies with people and I help identify opportunities to shift people’s energies to higher, more anabolic levels.

Consider this informative passage about vitamin B2 from the University of Maryland Medical Center:

Vitamin B2, also called riboflavin, is one of 8 B vitamins. All B vitamins help the body to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B-complex vitamins, also help the body metabolize fats and protein. B complex vitamins are necessary for a healthy liver, skin, hair, and eyes. They also help the nervous system function properly.

All B vitamins are water soluble, meaning the body does not store them.

In addition to producing energy for the body, riboflavin works as an antioxidant, fighting damaging particles in the body known as free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells and DNA, and may contribute to the aging process, as well as the development of a number of health conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants, such as riboflavin, can fight free radicals and may reduce or help prevent some of the damage they cause.

Riboflavin is also needed to help the body change vitamin B6 and folate into forms it can use. It is also important for growth and red blood cell production.

Most healthy people who eat a well-balanced diet get enough riboflavin. However, elderly people and alcoholics may be at risk for riboflavin deficiency because of poor diet. Symptoms of riboflavin deficiency include:

·        Fatigue

·        Slowed growth

·        Digestive problems

·        Cracks and sores around the corners of the mouth

·        Swollen magenta-colored tongue

·        Eye fatigue

·        Swelling and soreness of the throat

·        Sensitivity to light

B2Coaching is an energy conversion process seeking people who desire the greatest and highest potential in their primary relationships, careers and life goals. Passion, love, trust, deep connection and intimacy are the common results in relationship coaching with B2Coaching. Clarity of career paths and life goals become very real. A little B2 Vitamin… I mean coaching… to convert the energies in life!

Source: http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b2-riboflavin

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