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What is Riboflavin? Print E-mail
Written by Adrian Wozniak   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009

 Common names
    * Riboflavin, Vitamin B2, is an easily absorbed micronutrient with a key role in maintaining health in humans and animals.

Recommended Intake

    * Males ≥ 19 years: 1.3 mg/day
    * Females ≥ 19 years: 1.1 mg/day

What's Riboflavin for?

    * Required for the release of energy from carbohydrates, fat, and protein for use in the body
    * Involved in iron transport and metabolism
    * Plays a role in mucous membrane and skin functions

Best Food sources


    * Best source is dairy products
    * Also found in whole and enriched grain and cereal products, dark green leafy vegetables, liver, beef, lamb, eggs, and nutritional yeast
 

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