Vitamin B2 is great
for hair and skin

How does Vitamin B2 work?

Vitamin B2 belongs to the B group of vitamins. The group consists of 8 vitamins, each with a different effect.

Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin and is also called riboflavin. This vitamin participates in the process of energy production and is essential for maintaining healthy skin and hair. Moreover vitamin B2 is important in maintaining the integrity of the nervous system and promotes good digestion.

Vitamin B2 in the diet:

Important food sources of vitamin B2 are milk and dairy products, meat and meat products, cereal products, vegetables and fruit.

Vitamin B2 is water-soluble. Therefore vegetables that contain this vitamin should be cooked in as little water as possible and should not be cut into small pieces.

Lack of Vitamin B2 Deficiency of vitamin B2 in the body may cause infections in the skin, as in the case of angular stomatitis. A deficiency of vitamin B2 also gives rise to fatigue. The rate of hemoglobin, the red substance in the blood also decreases.

Excess Vitamin B2

Adverse effects of a high intake of vitamin B2 are few or non-existent

Following the placement of a gastric band or sleeve

If you recently underwent surgery for the placement of a gastric band or sleeve it is important to take a lot of vitamin B2, somewhere between 1.4 and 2.8 milligrams per day. This value corresponds to 100-200% of the Recommended Daily Allowance.

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Following bypass surgery, duodenal switch or biliopancreatic diversion procedures gastric

Because of changes made to the small intestine as a result of this type of intervention your need for vitamin B2 increases. The tract of the intestine that absorbs this vitamin has been bypassed, so that the degree of assimilation of vitamin B2 by the body is insufficient. Therefore, it is necessary to take an amount of between 2.8 and 4.2 milligrams, or 200 to 300% of the Recommended Daily Requirement to provide your body with an adequate daily intake.

Vitamin B2 supplements

The intake of foods such as meat and whole grains is difficult to tolerate after surgery for weight loss surgery. FitForMe’s WLS Optimum and WLS Forte supplements can help you meet the shortfall in vitamin B2 after surgery.

WLS Optimum and WLS Forte can help you take on the adequate amount of vitamin B2, and all in just one capsule per day. For more information, please refer to our homepage:


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