Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Supplement Benefits and Dosage
We use the equivalent amount of B2 as found in 150 cups of quinoa in our Smart Supplement—here's why.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) functions
Vitamin B2 helps with:
The production of two protein-dependant cofactors (FAD and FMN)
The maintenance of normal metabolism
Energy and red blood cell maintenance
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) dosage
The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) is around 1.4mg per day. The NRV is really the minimum amount and higher doses have been shown to be beneficial. There are also no suggested negative side effects from taking this higher dose.
Riboflavin benefits for the brain
As its other B vitamin cohorts, Riboflavin contributes to a well-functioning nervous system.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) benefits
Contributes to a well-functioning nervous system
Maintains a normal metabolism
Essential for energy release from food
Plays well with
Riboflavin is available through diet, but mostly from animal sources, so those on a plant-based diet benefit from supplementation. To optimise the release of energy, it’s best consumed with other B vitamins. It’s also easily destroyed by the sun, so supplement for security.
Clever stuff - Vitamin B2 and migraines
A study of migraine sufferers showed that daily supplementation of vitamin B2 cut migraine frequency in half.