Riboflavin Vitamin B2

Riboflavin Vitamin B2
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Chemical FormulaC17H20N4O6
Molecular weight376.369 g/mol
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Traditional NameRiboflavin Vitamin B2
CAS Registry Number83-88-5

 

Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement. Food sources include eggs, green vegetables, milk and other dairy product, meat, mushrooms, and almonds. Some countries require its addition to grains. As a supplement it is used to prevent and treat riboflavin deficiency and prevent migraines. It may be given by mouth or injection.

It is nearly always well tolerated. Normal doses are safe during pregnancy. Riboflavin is in the vitamin B group. It is required by the body for cellular respiration.

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