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Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

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What other names is Riboflavin (vitamin B2) known by?

B Complex Vitamin, Complexe de Vitamines B, Flavin, Flavine, Lactoflavin, Lactoflavine, Riboflavina, Riboflavine, Vitamin B-2, Vitamin G, Vitamina B2, Vitamine B2, Vitamine G.

What is Riboflavin (vitamin B2)?

Riboflavin is a B vitamin. It can be found in certain foods such as milk, meat, eggs, nuts, enriched flour, and green vegetables.

Effective for...

  • Treating and preventing riboflavin deficiency and conditions related to riboflavin deficiency.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Preventing migraine headaches.
  • Preventing cataracts, an eye disorder.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Treating migraine headaches.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Acne, muscle cramps, boosting the immune system, aging, maintaining healthy skin and hair, canker sores, memory loss including Alzheimer's disease, lactic acidosis (a serious blood-acid imbalance) in people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), preventing cervical cancer, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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