Vitamin B2

Riboflavin

Bruce Alan Buehler

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is not synthesized by vertebrates and must be supplied by diet. It is found in most foods, with the highest content in dairy products, meat, and dark green vegetables. Deficiency rarely occurs alone where adequate food is available and usually occurs as a multinutrient deficiency. Some conditions and medications can decrease effectiveness or levels of riboflavin. Supplementation is rarely needed to prevent ariboflavinosis when a normal diet is consumed. Supplementation for decreased frequency of migraine headaches and prevention of age related cataracts could be beneficial. There is no known toxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-90
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume16
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 8 2011

Fingerprint

Riboflavin
Diet
Food
Dairy Products
Migraine Disorders
Vegetables
Cataract
Meat
Vertebrates

Keywords

  • Ariboflavinosis
  • Migraine
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

Cite this

Vitamin B2 : Riboflavin. / Buehler, Bruce Alan.

In: Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 1, 08.06.2011, p. 88-90.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Buehler, Bruce Alan. / Vitamin B2 : Riboflavin. In: Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2011 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 88-90.
@article{538ca6dc60ea4ae1aa858c0e8005a289,
title = "Vitamin B2: Riboflavin",
abstract = "Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is not synthesized by vertebrates and must be supplied by diet. It is found in most foods, with the highest content in dairy products, meat, and dark green vegetables. Deficiency rarely occurs alone where adequate food is available and usually occurs as a multinutrient deficiency. Some conditions and medications can decrease effectiveness or levels of riboflavin. Supplementation is rarely needed to prevent ariboflavinosis when a normal diet is consumed. Supplementation for decreased frequency of migraine headaches and prevention of age related cataracts could be beneficial. There is no known toxicity.",
keywords = "Ariboflavinosis, Migraine, Riboflavin, Vitamin B",
author = "Buehler, {Bruce Alan}",
year = "2011",
month = "6",
day = "8",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "16",
pages = "88--90",
journal = "Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine",
issn = "2156-5872",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Ltd",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Vitamin B2

T2 - Riboflavin

AU - Buehler, Bruce Alan

PY - 2011/6/8

Y1 - 2011/6/8

N2 - Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is not synthesized by vertebrates and must be supplied by diet. It is found in most foods, with the highest content in dairy products, meat, and dark green vegetables. Deficiency rarely occurs alone where adequate food is available and usually occurs as a multinutrient deficiency. Some conditions and medications can decrease effectiveness or levels of riboflavin. Supplementation is rarely needed to prevent ariboflavinosis when a normal diet is consumed. Supplementation for decreased frequency of migraine headaches and prevention of age related cataracts could be beneficial. There is no known toxicity.

AB - Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is not synthesized by vertebrates and must be supplied by diet. It is found in most foods, with the highest content in dairy products, meat, and dark green vegetables. Deficiency rarely occurs alone where adequate food is available and usually occurs as a multinutrient deficiency. Some conditions and medications can decrease effectiveness or levels of riboflavin. Supplementation is rarely needed to prevent ariboflavinosis when a normal diet is consumed. Supplementation for decreased frequency of migraine headaches and prevention of age related cataracts could be beneficial. There is no known toxicity.

KW - Ariboflavinosis

KW - Migraine

KW - Riboflavin

KW - Vitamin B

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79957947997&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79957947997&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Review article

VL - 16

SP - 88

EP - 90

JO - Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine

JF - Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine

SN - 2156-5872

IS - 1

ER -