What is vitamin B2 - riboflavin?
Vitamin B2 fulfils various tasks in the protein and energy metabolism of the human organism. Among other things it is found in milk and wholemeal products. If the body wants to convert fatty acids or glucose into energy, it needs vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, to do so. It belongs to the group of water-soluble vitamins and is found in food either unbound or bound to proteins.
Strong suppliers of vitamin B2 are milk and dairy products, whole grain products, meat and fish and vegetables such as broccoli or kale. The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends a daily intake of 1 - 1.4 milligrams of vitamin B2 for adults. However, the requirement for men and women depends on many different factors. The required amount should be sufficiently covered if fish is on the menu 1-2 times a week. Meat should only be consumed in moderation. The daily consumption of whole grain products is recommended. Oat flakes already cover 0.15 milligrams of vitamin B2 at 100 grams. Here you can start the day as optimal with a porridge.
Health Claims Riboflavin - Vitamin B2
- helps to reduce fatigue and tiredness
- helps to protect the cells from oxidative stress
- helps to maintain normal red blood cells
- helps to maintain normal vision