Product Name: Vitamin B2 80% Feed Grade; Riboflavin
CAS No.: 83-88-5
Molecular formula: C17H20N4O6
Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement.Food sources include eggs, green vegetables, milk and other dairy product, meat, mushrooms, and almonds.Some countries require its addition to grains. As a supplement it is used to prevent and treat riboflavin deficiency and prevent migraines. It may be given by mouth or injection.
It is nearly always well tolerated. Normal doses are safe during pregnancy.Riboflavin is in the vitamin B group.It is required by the body for cellular respiration.
Corneal ectasia is a progressive thinning of the cornea; the most common form of this condition is keratoconus. Collagen cross-linking by applying riboflavin topically then shining UV light is a method to slow progression of corneal ectasia by strengthening corneal tissue.
As of 2017 a system is marketed by Terumo in Europe that is used to remove pathogens from blood; donated blood is treated with riboflavin and then with ultraviolet light.
A 2017 review found that riboflavin may be useful to prevent migraines in adults, but found that clinical trials in adolescents and children had produced mixed outcomes.