Vitamin & Mineral guide

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Riboflavin (B2)

Riboflavin is also known as vitamin B2.

What is vitamin B2 needed for?

Contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells.

Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Contributes to the maintenance of normal vision.

GOOD SOURCES OF VITAMIN B2 INCLUDE:

  • milk
  • eggs
  • fortified breakfast cereals
  • rice

HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED?

The amount of riboflavin  adults (19-64 years) need is approx:

1.3 mg a day for men

1.1 mg a day for women

Riboflavin cannot be stored in the body, so you need it in your diet every day. You should be able to get all the vitamin B2 from a balanced and varied diet.

The Department of Health advice is that taking 40mg or less a day of riboflavin is unlikely to cause any harm.

Source: www.nhs.uk  (Next review due 03/03/2020)

Products containing B2

Riboflavin (B2) rich foods include

  • Fortified cereals

  • Eggs

  • Rice