Skip to content
FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $69!
FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $69!

Vitamin B2 May Help Improve Hemoglobin Levels

If you’re concerned about blood health, make sure you’re getting enough vitamin B2. A recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Sheffield and The Institute of Food Research in England suggests that vitamin B2 (riboflavin) supplementation improves blood health; more specifically, hemoglobin levels.

The study was published in the June 2011 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Participants in the study included one hundred women between the ages of 19 and 25 who showed a moderate deficiency in riboflavin levels. Over the course of two months, 1/3 of the women received a placebo daily, 1/3 received 2 mg of riboflavin, and 1/3 received 4 mg of riboflavin.

The researchers noted higher riboflavin levels in both the 2 mg and the 4 mg groups, with the higher dose producing a greater increase. They also noted that the higher riboflavin levels corresponded with higher hemoglobin levels.

Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that contains iron and carries oxygen throughout your body. Low hemoglobin levels can lead to iron deficiencies and lower physical functioning, as your vital organs are not receiving the oxygen they need. Because red blood cells carry the oxygen that keeps your body going—and also dispose of carbon monoxide and carry other needed proteins—blood health is essential to overall health.

Riboflavin is more commonly used as an energy booster in sports drinks, but its antioxidant properties have also linked it to helping the body build better and stronger tissue, improving immune system health, and even enhancing feelings of well being.

Riboflavin can be found in liver, egg yolk, milk, and meat. If you’re a vegetarian or just don’t like to consume too much meat, add a high quality supplement to your diet to make sure your blood stays healthy.

Previous article Proper Hydration May Provide Heart Health Benefits

Related Posts

Exposure To Light While Sleeping May Effect Cardiovascular Health
Exposure To Light While Sleeping May Effect Car...
Exposure to light at night while sleeping can hamper transitions between...
Read More
Prolonged Time Sitting May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Prolonged Time Sitting May Increase Risk of Car...
Previous research has suggested that sitting for extended periods of tim...
Read More
Probiotics Found in Kimchi May Help With Weight Management
Probiotics Found in Kimchi May Help With Weight...
Kimchi is a traditional Korean food made by fermenting vegetables with p...
Read More
Stay up to date with Health News you can use!
×