Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, naturally occurs in meat, dairy products, and some vegetables. It is usually yellow or light green in color. When consumed in plenty, riboflavin causes a dark yellow tinge to your urine. It has poor solubility in water but helps your body to convert carbohydrates into glucose for energy. It is a vital ingredient that stimulates health skin, eyes, and liver. In addition, riboflavin helps the nervous system to function properly.
Since it has poor solubility in water, riboflavin cannot be stored in your body; you have to consume it on a daily basis. It can be obtained from dairy products, such as milk, cheese and eggs. Other sources include red meat, tuna, salmon and dark meat. Vegetables that contain vitamin B2 include spinach, asparagus and broccoli. Soybeans, almonds and whole grains from wheat are also rich in riboflavin.
Riboflavin is available in form of dietary supplement that should be taken orally along with the meals. Other than helping in energy production, vitamin B2 works as an antioxidant which fights free radicals that damage cells and DNA resulting to premature aging. The supplement also eases symptoms associated with health conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Riboflavin supplement helps in the conversion of vitamin B6 into a form that your body can utilize. In addition, it promotes the production of red blood cells and boost body growth.
Taking high-dose riboflavin (400 mg/day) seems to significantly reduce the number of migraine headache attacks.
Symptoms of riboflavin deficiency include:*
- 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
*Source: University of Maryland Medical Center
Riboflavin 60 Caps $12.60
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Supplement: Riboflavin (as Riboflavin USP)
Amount Per Serving: 99 mg
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, gelatin (capsule) and vegetable stearate.
Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, adults take one capsule daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
This product contains NO yeast, wheat gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.i>
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†These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Statements are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease.