Vitamin B2, also called riboflavin, is a water soluble vitamin, and like all of the B vitamins cannot be stored by the body and so is required in the diet every day.
It’s an important factor in the production of coenzymes that help to release energy from the food we eat. As well as this, vitamin B2 is important for maintaining the health of the skin, eyes and nervous system.
Eggs, milk, other low fat dairy products, oats, rice and mushrooms are all good natural sources of vitamin B2. Some breakfast cereals are also fortified with the B vitamins.