Riboflavin is a B vitamin. Riboflavin is frequently used in combination with other B vitamins in vitamin B complex products. Vitamin B complex generally includes vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin/niacinamide), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), and folic acid. However, some products do not contain all of these ingredients and some may include others, such as biotin, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), choline bitartrate and inositol.

Riboflavin is used for preventing riboflavin deficiency, cervical cancer and migraine headaches. It is also used for treating acne, muscle cramps, burning feet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome and blood disorders such as congenital methemoglobinemia and red blood cell aplasia. Some people use riboflavin for eye conditions including eye fatigue, cataracts and glaucoma.

Other uses for riboflavin include increasing energy levels, boosting immune system function, maintaining healthy hair, skin, mucous membranes and nails slowing aging, boosting athletic performance, promoting healthy reproductive function, canker sores, memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease, ulcers, burns, alcoholism, liver disease, sickle cell anemia and treating lactic acidosis brought on by treatment with a class of AIDS medications called NRTI drugs.

Whole food sources for Riboflavin include: milk, meat, eggs, nuts, enriched flour and green vegetables.

Texas Transdermals’ Multivitamin patch contains the proper supplemental dose of Riboflavin.

Source:  U.S. National Library of Medicine