Also indexed as: Riboflavin
Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin needed to process amino acids and fats, activate vitamin B6 and folic acid, and help convert carbohydrates into the
fuel the body runs on—adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Under some conditions, vitamin B2
can act as an antioxidant.
Vitamin B2 has been used
in connection with the following conditions (refer to the individual
health concern for complete information):
How much is usually taken?
The ideal level of intake is not known. The amounts found in many multivitamin supplements (20–25 mg) are more
than adequate for most people.
Are there any side effects or interactions?
At supplemental and dietary levels, vitamin B2 is nontoxic.
Vitamin B2 works with vitamin B1, vitamin B3, and vitamin B6. For that reason, vitamin B2 is often taken
as part of a B-complex supplement.
Are there any drug
Certain medicines may interact with vitamin B2. Refer to drug interactions for a list of those medicines.
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