Vitamin B2 (or riboflavin) and its roles:
- Regulator of sugar, fat, and amino acids metabolism
- Essential for energy formation (ATP)
- Involved in growth
- Involved in production of red blood cells
- Involved in production of hormones
- Involved in healing process
Vitamin B2 and its main sources:
- Grass and other green crops
- Leguminous seeds and meals
Riboflavin is stable in standardized conditions of production.
Riboflavin is essential for the formation of FMN (flavine mononucleotide) and FAD (flavine adenine dinucleotide). These coenzymes participate in red/ox processes and help regulate cellular metabolism as well as carbohydrate and protein metabolism.
Depending on the age and physiological status of the horse, the needs vary from 5 to 40 mg of vitamin B2 per day.