RIBOFLAVIN , also known as vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin from the group of B vitamins, essential for the proper functioning of the body. It is a key component of many biochemical reactions. Especially related to metabolism, energy production and maintaining healthy skin, eyes and nervous system. Riboflavin plays an important role in metabolism. Participating in the conversion of nutrients (proteins, fats and carbohydrates) into energy for cells.
It is important for maintaining healthy skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. As well as for the proper functioning of the eyes and protection against damage caused by light. Vitamin B2 supports the proper functioning of the nervous system and affects the production of neurotransmitters. Riboflavin interacts with other B vitamins, such as niacin (vitamin B3) and vitamin B6, supporting their proper functioning.
Riboflavin is an essential component of the diet, and its deficiency can lead to health problems. Such as fatigue, anemia, skin and eye problems, or nervous system disorders. Sources of riboflavin in the diet are, m.in. dairy products, meat, eggs, leafy greens, nuts, bread and fortified cereals.
Dosage: the recommended daily intake of riboflavin for adult men is about 1.3 mg, while for adult women – about 1.1 mg. For pregnancy and breastfeeding, the recommended doses are higher (1.4-1.6 mg per day).