Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is a water soluble, light-sensitive vitamin found in milk and dairy products, fish, and green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and kale. These foods should be stored in a dark, cool place to prevent degradation of their riboflavin content.
Riboflavin helps protect cells from oxidative stress, contributes to normal function of the nervous system, and is also involved in maintaining normal skin and vision.
The German Society of Nutrition recommends an intake of 1.6 mg/day for adult men aged 19 to 51 (1.1 mg/day for adult women of the same age).
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