6. Increases nutrient absorption

For your body to properly absorb and make use of all of the nutrients it receives from food sources, you need to have healthy levels of vitamin B2. Riboflavin promotes a healthy lining in the digestive system, which is the first step to nutrient absorption into the bloodstream. In addition to that, vitamin B2 is used to change vitamin B6 and folate into forms that the body can use. It is also a necessary component in the processing of iron in the body. Vitamin B2 also reduces homocysteine levels in the body. Homocysteine is an amino acid which, when found in excess, can cause blood clots and narrowing and hardening of the arteries.

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