Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, plays a key role in the activation and conversion of other B vitamins. For instance, it is necessary for activation of vitamin B6, conversion of tryptophan to niacin, and activation of folate to its various coenzyme forms. Riboflavin also plays a crucial role in fat and glucose metabolism, red blood cell synthesis, and the production and regulation of certain hormones. Absorption of riboflavin occurs in the upper GI tract.
As with many B vitamins, riboflavin must be converted to its active form riboflavin 5’ phosphate (R5P) in order to be utilized. A compromised digestive system can adversely affect the body’s ability to convert riboflavin to R5P. Further, certain prescription medications can interfere with proper absorption of riboflavin and deplete the body of its stores.
Aspartic acid, hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, silicon dioxide
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|Name||Thorne Research, Riboflavin 5 Phosphate 60 Vegetarian Capsules|
|Product Type||Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic, Wheat Free, Yeast Free|