Sunday, February 3, 2013
Why is my pee Neon Yellow?
Vitamin B2, Riboflavin most times is responsible for the neon color in your urine.
As this vitamin goes through your system your body absorbs what it needs and excretes the remainder. One characteristic of Riboflavin is it's highlighter-like color.
Not to worry this is not bad. The bright color is an indication you are utilizing the vitamin properly.
In short, riboflavins help co-enzymes break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins. They also play a crucial role in detoxification and cellular energy production. As flavins are utilized in the body to metabolize carbs, fats and protein they pass along flavin rings which have a neon yellow color. This does not indicate they are not used, in contrast it proves they are used appropriately. Vitamin B2, Riboflavin is known to be the only vitamin to cause NEON yellow urine.
On the flip side...
If you have dark yellow to brown colored urine this is an indication of dehydration. Your urine is over-concentrated with waste. You should be drinking 64 ounces of water every day at minimum. If you are sweating due to workouts then you should be drinking closer to 80 ounces of water and include electrolytes. Once you get this amount into your system regularly you are not only helping the homestasis of your system but also changing the color of your pee. It will be more translucent due to your "new and improved" hydration.
Foods with Vitamin B2:
Riboflavin helps with:
migraine headaches, energy, boosting immune system function, preventing eye disorders, athletic performance, hair, nail and skin health.
Where you can get VitaminB (Vitamin B complex which includes B2-riboflavin):