Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin part of the group of essential nutrients known as the B Complex. Vitamin B2 supports and promotes energy metabolism in the body, it is also necessary for a healthy nervous system, eye, hair, and skin health. Vitamin B2 is essential for normal cell function and helps the body convert carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy.

Health Claims:

  • Contributes to normal iron transport and metabolism
  • Contributes to normal energy release from food
  • Contributes to normal skin structure and function
  • Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal vision
  • Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Natural Sources: Fish, meat and poultry, eggs, dairy products, asparagus, artichokes, avocados, kelp, mushrooms, nuts, parsley, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, cruciferous vegetables, whole grain breads.

Formulated with integrity

The ingredients chosen for use in Pro You products are backed by the latest scientific research, or steeped in traditional use. We believe that the best health choice is an informed one, so for your reading, we’ve collated a selection of the most relevant unaffiliated studies that support the selections made by our lead scientist and naturopath when formulating our products

Published Research

This research is for informational use only. The results reported may not occur in all individuals. This information should not be read to recommend or endorse any specific products.

Revuelta JL, Ledesma-Amaro R, Lozano-Martinez P, Díaz-Fernández D, Buey RM, Jiménez A. Bioproduction of riboflavin: a bright yellow history. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol. 2017 May;44(4-5):659-665. doi: 10.1007/s10295-016-1842-7. Epub 2016 Sep 30. PMID: 27696023.

Powers HJ. Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) and health. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Jun;77(6):1352-60. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/77.6.1352. PMID: 12791609.

Saedisomeolia A, Ashoori M. Riboflavin in Human Health: A Review of Current Evidences. Adv Food Nutr Res. 2018;83:57-81. doi: 10.1016/bs.afnr.2017.11.002. Epub 2018 Feb 2. PMID: 29477226.

Further Reading

Health Benefits of Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

By Shereen Lehman, MS. Medically reviewed by Richard Fogoros, MD.

September 24, 2020

Benefits and sources of vitamin B2

Medically reviewed by Natalie Butler, R.D., L.D. — Written by Yvette Brazier

March 7, 2017

Vitamin B-2: What Does It Do?

Medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT — Written by Elea Carey

August 21, 2018