Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Vitamin B2, otherwise known as Riboflavin, is one of the B-complex vitamins. Like the other B-Vitamins, it is responsible for energy production and cell growth within the body. B2 is unique in its use for development and function of the skin, lining of the digestive tract, blood cells and other vital organs.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) can be found naturally in:
- Nuts (almonds)
- Dairy products
- Brussel sprouts
- Wild rice
- Green leafy vegetables
- Whole grain cereal
Co-Factor for Other Nutrients
Many other vitamins, chemicals and minerals depend on sufficient levels of B2 within the bloodstream. For example, B2 changes vitamin B6 and vitamin B9 into forms that the body can use.
B2 is essential for the production of glutathione, an important antioxidant found in the eye. Sufficient B2 in the body can prevent or lower the risk of developing cataracts.
Promotes Cell Turnover & Prevents Acne
Dry skin can lead to an over-production of oil, and thus acne breakouts. Vitamin B2 revitalizes the skin by promoting healthy cell turnover, which rids the skin’s surface of dead cells and reveals a smoother, healthier appearance. Studies show that topical use of vitamin B2 can help to improve skin texture and reduce acne lesions and pore size.