Benefits of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 is a water soluble vitamin known as Riboflavin.  This nutrient plays an important role in energy production. 

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Because Riboflavin is a B-group Vitamin it is associated with maintaining energy levels and it works together with the other B Vitamins. It acts like an antioxidant and also as a building block for enzymes needed in insulin production.

Riboflavin cannot be stored in the body so a regular dietary intake is essential.  It can be found readily in whole grains, beans and green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) supports:

  • Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • The maintenance of normal red blood cells
  • Protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • Metabolism of iron
  • The maintenance of normal vision
  • Normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Functioning of the nervous system
  • Maintenance of normal mucous membranes
  • The maintenance of normal skin

If you want to find plant based foods that contain Riboflavin try our organic soya beans.