Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)


This vitamin is often found in nature and in the body it comes mostly from meat and dairy products. Do you want to know about all the beneficial properties of vitamin B2 and in what products it can be found? Then read our review.

Riboflavin regulates the formation of blood cells (erythrocytes) and antibodies, participates in metabolism and promotes the absorption of oxygen by skin cells, the formation of connective tissue, protein interaction, fat and carbohydrates, is part of the mucous membranes of the digestive tract. Necessary to neutralize the effects of harmful toxins on the respiratory system. Preparations with Riboflavin are used for the treatment and prevention of cataracts, and the vitamin itself is useful for vision. It strengthens the cornea of the eye, improves the sharpness of color perception, helps to quickly adapt to the darkness.

Increase the intake of this vitamin during active exercise and intake pill. Alcohol prevents the absorption of Riboflavin. With its shortage, digestion is disturbed, headaches and weakness appear, there is a sharp weight loss, peeling and cracks on the lips, hair loss, insomnia, mental delay.

2.3 of the world's population has been Shown to suffer from vitamin B2 deficiency to some extent, especially in the elderly. In the human body, it does not accumulate, so it must be constantly replenished. V a small amount can be synthesized by the microflora of the colon, but mainly comes from food.

What foods contain vitamin B2?

Riboflavin without any problems transfers the heat, and acids, but very sensitive to light. Therefore, it is not recommended to store cheese, bread and other products in direct sunlight. Also in the process of grinding flour, grinding rice and pasteurization of milk lost most of the vitamin B2.

Products containing Riboflavin:

  • Nuts. Most is found in almonds and peanuts;
  • Cereals: brown rice, buckwheat, oatmeal, germ and shell cereals – all very available and may well be on your Desk;
  • Green leafy vegetables, cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, green peas, corn, asparagus, blueberries and rose hips;
  • Lamb, pork, veal, offal (liver, kidneys, etc.));
  • Milk, kefir, curd, cheese. Especially a lot in dairy products, as the bacteria that they contain strenuously produce B2;
  • White mushrooms, chanterelles;
  • River fish;
  • yeast is a record for the content of Riboflavin;
  • Medicinal plants: chicory, clover, blueberry, oregano, nettle, sea buckthorn.
  • E101 is used as food coloring agent in food industry.

Vitamin B2 tablets

At the reception of preparations of Riboflavin observed staining of urine in a bright yellow color. Do not take with streptomycin and tetracycline. Promotes better absorption of iron and vitamin B6. Assign when:

  • Conjunctivitis, keratitis, cataract and corneal ulcer;
  • Ulcers and slowly healing wounds;
  • Hepatitis;
  • Radiation sickness;
  • Asthenia;
  • disorders of the digestive system;
  • Rheumatism;
  • Poor hematopoiesis;
  • In case of poisoning by poison and heavy salts metals';

Therapeutic dose for adults is 10 mg per day for children 5 mg Duration of treatment a month, sometimes half. The lack of Riboflavin first of all affects the condition of blood vessels and capillaries (especially on brain tissues). Hence the vascular dystonia with frequent dizziness, feeling of weakness and fatigue. Very undesirable deficiency of this vitamin for the child's body. This provokes a delay in the development, deterioration of memory and concentration of attention.

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