Definition of Riboflavin:

A B-complex vitamin that acts as a coenzyme that activates the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.  It is essential for cellular oxidation and necessary for healthy skin and eyes.

Also: B2, B-2, Vitamin B2

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...as a treatment
“...Alfalfa is also a source of beta-carotene, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E, K, and C...”


...as a treatment
“...Vitamins and minerals are also abundant in the banana, with 123 IU of vitamin A in a large banana and a full range of B vitamins: 0.07mg of Thiamine, 0.15mg of Riboflavin, 0.82mg Niacin, 0.88mg vitamin B6, and 29mcg of Folic Acid...”
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...as a treatment
“...It is very useful in fighting anemia as it contains potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, iodine, copper, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamin B1, B2, B6, niacin and vitamin P...”


...as a treatment
“...Biotin works more synergistically with Vitamins B-2, B-3, B-6, and Vitamin A...”

Bulimic Tendency

...the condition
“...These include tryptophan, zinc (40% of 62 patients), vitamin B2, B3, folate, and potassium...”

Carbohydrate Craving

...the condition
“...Low-fat or fat-free milk and yogurt are excellent sources of calcium, protein and riboflavin.  Vegetables and fruits are rich sources of vitamins, minerals and fiber...”


...relationship to Vitamin B-Complex Requirement
“...Low levels of thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2) and pyridoxine (B6) are often found in clinically depressed individuals...”

Folic Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...As in vitamin B2 (riboflavin) deficiency, cracks or scaling at the lips and corners of the mouth (cheilosis) may occur...”


...as a treatment
“...It contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3 according to the specific qualities of the source nectar and pollen...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“...Nutrient intake, blood pressure, serum and urinary prostaglandins and serum thromboxane B2 in a controlled trial with a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet...”


...as a treatment
“...Riboflavin and niacinamide are essential cofactors for generating reduced glutathione...”

Meyer's Cocktail

...as a treatment
“...It contains magnesium chloride hexahydrate (5cc given), calcium gluconate (2.5cc), vitamin B2 (1000mcg/cc; 1cc given), vitamin B5 (100mg/cc; 1cc given), vitamin B6 (250mg/cc; 1cc given), the entire vitamin B complex (100mg/cc; 1cc given), and vitamin C (222mg/cc; 6cc given)...”


...relationship to Vitamin B-Complex Requirement
“Deficiencies of several B-vitamins (B1, B2, pantothenic acid, B6 and B12) can cause or contribute to neuritis.”
...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“...The disorder has been helped when vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, and pantothenic acid have been given together.”

Pantothenic Acid

...related topic
“...As a coenzyme, it participates in the utilization of riboflavin and in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins.”
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Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“...This leads to higher energy-level requirements in order to heal a wound, and to increased requirements for thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin.”

Raw Food/Fruitarian Diet Consequences

...the condition
“...A long-term raw food diet should be supplemented as the intake of vitamins D, B2, B3 (niacin), B12 and the minerals zinc and calcium are typically low...”


...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“The administration of large doses of B-vitamins has been shown to be effective, riboflavin being the most important...”

Shiitake Mushrooms

...as a treatment
“...Primary chemical constituents of Shiitake include Polysaccharide, eritadenine, proteins, fatty acids, and vitamins D, B-2, B-12...”

Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome

...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“Vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12) helps the body to maintain good energy levels and healthy cells.”

Vegan Diet Consequences

...the condition
“...Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)...”


...as a treatment
“...Cider vinegar contains many other nutrients, such as beta-carotene, magnesium, calcium, riboflavin and thiamin; vitamins B6, C and E; and fruit acids and pectin...”

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

...as a treatment
“...Vitamin B2 is an antioxidant nutrient that helps the body inhibit the formation of damaging free radicals...”

Vitamin B2 Requirement

...the condition
B2 (riboflavin) is needed for converting proteins, fats and carbohydrates into energy; it is necessary for healthy skin and eyes...”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

...as a treatment
“...Niacin can be manufactured within the body, but, if there is a deficiency in B1, B2 and B6, it becomes impossible for niacin to be produced from tryptophan...”

Vitamin B3 Requirement

...the condition
“...Niacin deficiency symptoms can be seen in diets with niacin intake below 7.5mg per day, but often this is not the only deficiency; vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and other B-vitamins, as well as protein and iron, may be low...”

Vitamin B-Complex

...as a treatment
“...B-vitamins are part of a family that includes thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9) and cobalamin (B12)...”

Vitamin B-Complex Requirement

...the condition
“...The eight vitamins are thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6), cobalamin (B12), folic acid, pantothenic acid and biotin...”

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...Acerola also contains such other vitamins as vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin in similar proportions as other fruits...”
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