What is it?
Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin is a water soluble vitamin.
What does it do?
- Energy production, B2 is involved in the metabolism of fats, protein and carbohydrates.
- Involved in the maintenance and repair of skin and mucus membranes (e.g. gut and respiratory system).
- Cracked lips and cracks at the corner of the mouth
- Sore tongue
- Burning or itchy eyes
- Skin problems, e.g eczema or dermatitis
Recommended Daily Amount (RDA)
Adults 1.1 – 1.3mg
B vitamins tend to function best when in combination with the other B vitamins, rather than in isolation, it is usually recommended that it B2 is supplemented as part of a B complex.
B2 can often turn the urine a bright yellow-green, this is completely natural and no cause for concern.
Therapeutic amounts are generally considered to be higher than RDAs.
Organ meats e.g. liver, almonds, mushrooms, wholegrains, liver, watercress, asparagus, green leafy vegetables.
There are no associations with toxicity.