All About Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Benefits:

Things To Know & Note

It is an:

Essential vitamin or mineral

Primary use:

General health

Also known as:


Mostly used for:

Energy metabolism

Gets along with:

Aspirin or laropiprant

Most common side effect:

Yellow urine

Riboflavin supplements can cause bright yellow urine. This is because it's a water-soluble vitamin and any excess is excreted through urine.

There is no daily Upper Intake Level (UL) for vitamin B2, which is the highest intake amount that isn’t likely to cause adverse effects. The risk of riboflavin overdose is unlikely as the body can absorb up to 27mg of vitamin B2 and it eliminates the rest through urine.

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