Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, helps keep skin and hair healthy. This vitamin also slows down aging of the human body, says therapist-gastroenterologist Elena Tulpina.
The expert said that all biochemical processes in the body take place with the participation of B vitamins, including B2. It is necessary for the metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. It is also called the "beauty vitamin" because it participates in the synthesis of protein molecules in the body and slows down aging.
Among the foods rich in vitamin B2 are those of both animal and plant origin. Vitamin B2 is found in milk, cheese, cottage cheese, eggs, and internal organs—liver and kidneys. From plant products, Mushrooms and cedar nuts are rich in this vitamin. But keep in mind that cedar nuts are high in calories, and you can hardly eat enough of them to make up for the lack of vitamin B2.
Tulpina advises to seek professional help to supplement the level of vitamin B2 in the body. Based on the results of the analysis, doctors select the most appropriate dose of riboflavin for each patient.