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vitamin b2 supplementVitamin B2 Fast Facts

Foods: dairy products, red meat, liver, poultry, whole grains, broccoli, asparagus, spinach

Nutritional & health benefits: promotes healthy skin & good vision, helps convert food sources into energy

Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is an important vitamin in the B family.

Like many of the other B vitamins, Vitamin B2 helps to maintain the proper functioning of a variety of systems in the body, and a deficiency can lead to a great deal of serious health problems. But beyond maintaining a healthy body, those looking to increase their intake of vitamin B2 will experience several notable health benefits.

Vitamin B2 has been shown to neutralize and negate the effects of carcinogens in the body, which means that Vitamin B2 can actually help prevent the development of cancer. One study with rats showed that the rats given carcinogens actually develop cancer at a much lowerr rate when given large doses of Vitamin B2.

steak, green leafy vegetables are high in Vitamin B2
Foods rich in Vitamin B2 include red meat, liver,
green leafy vegetables, and most dairy products.

Because of its ability to help maintain proper immune system functioning, vitamin B2, like many other B vitamins, helps to get the body through stressful life situations without experiencing many of the negative effects that stress can have on the body.

In one study, researchers were able to show that vitamin B2 also has psychological benefits in addition to the benefits it provides to the body. The researchers found that large amounts of vitamin B2 were linked to better concentration, increased extroversion, and a higher level of general happiness.

If you're interested in getting larger amounts of vitamin B2 in your diet, it is found in abundance in red meat, most dairy products, as well as eggs, seafood, and most organ meats such as liver.

There are also a number of vegetables that contain high amounts of vitamin B2 such as asparagus, spinach, and most leafy vegetables.

Around the Web, check out more facts and information about riboflavin's role in maintaining natural good health...


also in Vitamins & Minerals --> Vitamin B1 | Vitamin B3

Vitamin B6
| Vitamin B12

 

More information about Vitamin B2 around the Web:



Riboflavin, Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient Information Center
- Comprehensive overview of its antioxidant functions, interaction with other nutrients, conditions and risk factors of deficiency including preeclampsia, and its use in disease treatment, drug interactions, and recommended dietary allowances by age level.

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Riboflavin - General overview of its functions, food sources, symptoms of deficiency and recommended daily allowances.

 

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