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Riboflavin Benefits: How Vitamin B2 Helps Your Health

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Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is in the family of B vitamins. Riboflavin helps your health from an early age, helping you to grow from infancy and keeping you energized throughout your life.

Eating foods rich in riboflavin on a regular basis is important because it is water soluble, which means it isn’t stored in the body. Riboflavin needs to be replenished on a daily basis.

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Besides helping convert carbohydrates into energy, riboflavin plays several key roles in maintaining good health. It works with other vitamins to maintain a healthy digestive system and assists the adrenal glands with hormone production. It also helps convert tryptophan into the amino acid niacin, and assists with the body’s absorption of iron, folic acid, and vitamins B1, B3, and B6.

Adequate amounts of riboflavin contribute to healthy skin, muscles, nerves, and eyes, even helping prevent the development of cataracts. However, a deficiency of riboflavin can result in anemia, cracking and sores around the mouth, swelling of mucous membranes, and a sore throat.

Good sources of riboflavin include dairy products and eggs, green leafy vegetables, lean meats, legumes, and nuts.

This article is for information only and is not intended as medical advice. Talk with your doctor about your specific health and medical needs.

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