4 Sources of Riboflavin

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Riboflavin is also known as Vitamin B2 and is part of the B Vitamin family. It’s involved in energy metabolism and so much more. As we learned it my last post, it’s also important for:

↬Supporting methylation activity

↬Clearing homocysteine

We also learned that certain attributes might increase our need for Riboflavin, like:

↪Endurance exercise

↪High-fat diets

↪Insulin resistance


↪Hormonal contraceptive use


↪And other factors


So where can you get more of this amazing vitamin in your life?


BEEF LIVER. 3 oz of beef liver contains 2.9 mg, 223% of the daily value.


MILK. 1 cup of 2% milk contains 0.5 mg, 38% of the daily value.


CLAMS. 3 oz of clams contains 0.4 mg, 31% of the daily value.


EGGS. 1 large egg contains 0.2 mg, 15% of the daily value.


Beef liver is hands-down the richest source of Riboflavin. For those of you that can’t stomach it, however, a desiccated liver supplement is a perfectly acceptable option. My faves are:


@perfectsupplements Beef Liver Capsules

@saturee Beef Liver Capsules 

⮞Code INNATE will provide a discount on either one. 


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Not medical advice.


This is not medical advice. Always consult your healthcare professional before pursuing any changes to your personal healthcare regime.



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