Vitamin B2 Monograph

Scientific name of Vitamin B2:

Action of Vitamin B2:
Energy production and transport

Vitamin B2 is used for these functions in the body and brain:
Cognitive health; nervous system function; relief of fatigue caused by everyday stress

Find Vitamin B2 in these Clarocet blends:

An Overview of Vitamin B2

B2, or Riboflavin, is a water-soluble vitamin found in soybeans, whole grains, wheat germ, wild rice, mushrooms, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and spinach.

Vitamin B2 supplementation has been shown to provide positive support for:

  • Occasional headaches
  • Mild mood changes caused by everyday stress
  • Improved immune system response

Riboflavin is an essential vitamin that the body is unable to produce on its own. Therefore, it must be replenished every day through the diet and/or supplementation. Riboflavin deficiency may result in digestive problems, soreness of the lips, mouth or tongue, eye fatigue and sensitivity to light.

Science and Pharmacology of Vitamin B2

B2, or Riboflavin, is a cofactor. Cofactors are the most important components required to maintain fundamental processes throughout the body. Basic nervous system functions such as neurotransmitter synthesis and healthy cell-to-cell communication would not be possible without the presence of necessary vitamin, mineral and amino acid cofactors.

Supplementing a balanced diet with Vitamin B2 has been clinically shown to promote a positive mood balance. Because of its nutritive value, Riboflavin is used in several Clarocet formulations along with other essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are associated with healthy nervous system function.

Vitamin B2 Safety and Usage

Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) are the amounts of vitamins and minerals needed to provide for adequate nutrition in most healthy persons. RDAs for a given nutrient may vary depending on a person’s age, sex and physical condition, including considerations like pregnancy.

This chart shows the recommended daily amounts of Vitamin B2 for different groups:

Infants and children (Birth to 3  years) 0.4 – 0.8 mg
4 to 6 years of age 1.1 mg
7 to 10 years of age 1.2 mg
 Adolescent and adult males 1.4 – 1.8 mg
Adolescent and adult females 1.2 – 1.3 mg
Pregnant females 1.6 mg
Breastfeeding females 1.7 – 1.8 mg

What are the potential side effects of Vitamin B2?

Side effects have not been reported as a result of Vitamin B2 use.

Is Vitamin B2 safe for children?

Vitamin B2 is generally well tolerated when used in children. Because each child is unique, Vitamin B2 should be administered under the supervision of a professional healthcare provider.

Does Vitamin B2 adversely interact with prescription drugs?

Vitamin B2 has no known contraindications. If you are taking a prescription medication, it is recommended that you consult with your prescribing doctor before making any changes or additions to your current treatment plan.

What precautions should I take before beginning Vitamin B2?

Consult with your healthcare provider before beginning a wellness plan that includes dietary supplements like Vitamin B2.

Vitamin B2 Clinical Studies

Clinical studies for vitamin B2 Riboflavin are currently unavailable.

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Last Updated: February 2015 [PHMF-03-0]