Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – For energy and protection
Vitamin B2 also known as Riboflavin, is not stored by our bodies, but it is an important component for many different and essential processes, from converting food into energy for our daily activities, to the transport of iron and oxygen use in the body. Furthermore, Vitamin B2 plays a fundamental role in the structure and function of the mucous membranes, which protect the inner parts of your body that come into contact with air, in a similar way to how your skin protects your outer body.
It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Health benefits of Vitamin B2
Why is Vitamin B2 important?
- Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and normal energy-yielding metabolism
- Helps with the protection of cells from oxidative stress
Source: European Food Safety Association
Wow! Vitamin B2 and Healthy Ageing
Energy metabolism in the body is dependent on the presence of several micronutrients. Of particular importance for reduction of tiredness and fatigue is Vitamin B2 and its deficiency occurs commonly with age.
It is important to ensure an adequate intake of Vitamin B2 to help counter tiredness and fatigue.
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