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Why We Need: Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Why We Need: Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin also known as vitamin B2 or as additive E101 is essential for human health, we must obtain it from our diet or we will become deficient.B2 is crucial for breaking down food components, absorbing other nutrients and maintaining tissue. It helps the body absorb and activate iron, folic acid and vitamins B1, B3 and B6 - for hormone production, to support

B2 is crucial for breaking down food components, absorbing other nutrients and maintaining tissue. It helps the body absorb and activate iron, folic acid and vitamins B1, B3 and B6 - for hormone production, to support proper fetal development and prevent cataracts.

It is essential for healthy eyes, nerves and muscles. B2 helps convert carbohydrates to energy and break down proteins and fats, all vital in maintaining the body. We need to consume B2

Water soluble vitamins

We need to consume B2 everyday as it is a water soluble vitamin, meaning what is not required will be eliminated in the urine.The RDA (recommended daily amount) for men is 1.3mg and for women 1.1mg. A 50g serving of Purition contains 0.2mg which is about 18% of your daily requirement and is naturally occurring which means your body can easily use it.

The RDA (recommended daily amount) for men is 1.3mg and for women 1.1mg. A 50g serving of Purition contains 0.2mg which is about 18% of your daily requirement and is naturally occurring which means your body can easily use it.

This entry was posted on 19th August 2014 by Natalie Saxton.

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