Riboflavin health

Also known as vitamin B2, riboflavin was the second B complex vitamin to be discovered. In pure form it is a yellow-orange, water soluble compound.

Benefits

Metabolism

Riboflavin is part of two coenzymes known as flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN) which are essential for tissue respiration and the generation of energy from the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and fats. Riboflavin is vital for normal reproduction, growth, repair and development of body tissues including the skin, hair, nails, connective tissue and immune system. Riboflavin is mainly converted into FAD and FMN in the small intestine, liver, heart and kidney.

Brain and nerve function

Nerve development and the metabolism of brain neurotransmitters require riboflavin.

Riboflavin healthBlood cells

Blood cells require riboflavin for their development and for iron metabolism.

Hormones and glands

Riboflavin is involved in adrenal gland function and in the production and regulation of certain hormones.

 
 
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Other Vitamins:

Vitamin A
Carotenes
Beta carotene
Lycopene
Lutein
Thiamin
Riboflavin
Niacin
Vitamin B6
Folate
Vitamin B12
Biotin
Pantothenic acid
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K