Vitamin B2, better known as Riboflavin, is an integral part of enzymes involved in oxidation reduction reactions that drive cell respiration. What does that mean? It is critical in our cell making energy for our body. It also supports the function of antioxidant enzymes and interacts with the other B vitamins. It promotes a healthy immune system and regulates the activity of 50 of our enzymes. Wow! Remember enzymes are what make things happen in our body. They drive everything we do. This is why Riboflavin is often one of the B Vitamins added back into our “enriched” wheat flour, but as you remember from the B1 discussion, this is synthetic and our bodies need the real stuff.
We get the “real stuff” in lean beef, milk, mushrooms, nutrtional yeast, organ meats, spinach, wheat germ, and yogurt.
Vitamin B2 supports the cardiovascular, blood, digestive, endocrine, integumentary, and nervous systems as well as our soft tissue.